The CSU System Board of Governors will not begin the process of hiring CSU President Larry Penley’s permanent replacement until January 2009, CSU spokesperson Michele McKinney said Thursday.
“Because of the high level of search that the presidential position warrants, the Board of Governors will need time to talk to CSU constituents, faculty and students,” McKinney said.
Though a search committee has not yet been established, she said students would be an “integral” part of the search process after student government officials called for a heavy student voice in finding the next president.
“Student opinion is an integral part of ascertaining what is required in a quality leader for the university,” McKinney said.
A priority of the board will be to uphold the public’s trust, BOG Chairperson Doug Jones said in a statement.
“Our number one priority is to get Tony (Frank, interim CSU president) settled into his interim position,” McKinney said.
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