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Presidential Search

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees is launching a nationwide search for the next president of Sacramento State.

Following CSU policy, the Chair of the CSU Trustees, Wenda Fong, has appointed a Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President. An Advisory Committee to the Trustees' Committee is composed of representatives from the faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as a member of a campus advisory board, all of whom are selected by the campus' constituency groups per their selection criteria. Also on the Advisory Committee is a vice president or academic dean from the campus, and a president of another CSU campus—both selected by the chancellor in consultation with the Board Chair. Both committees function as one unified group in the search process.

Search Resources

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Strategic Plan

Presidential Search Open Forum

The interim chancellor and the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President will host a hybrid open forum on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom. The forum will provide members of the campus and surrounding community an opportunity to participate in person or virtually via live stream and share their thoughts about the qualities and experiences needed by the next president of Sacramento State.

Participation is highly encouraged as this is the only presidential committee meeting that will be open to the public.

Sacramento State seeks to ensure that our events are inclusive and that all attendees are able to participate fully. Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided for in-person and virtual formats. Please contact University Events to request additional accommodations at

In-person Public Comment

Members of our campus community are welcome to attend and provide comments in person before the committee.

Register to Attend in Person

Virtual Public Comment

If you wish to provide comments virtually during the open forum you will need to register in advance (registration button provided below). We welcome and encourage all members of our campus community to participate.

Register to Speak Virtually

View or Listen

No registration is required for those who only want to view or listen to the forum via the livestream. A recording of the event will also be posted here after the event.

View the Livestream

Stakeholder Survey

Share your input to help craft the presidential leadership profile and advertisement that will be used to attract the most appealing candidates in the market. These surveys will close on February 7. To provide comments after February 7, please email

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Questions, Comments, & Nominations

To submit your questions or comments, please email

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Search Committee Members

Representative Name Advisory Role
Jolene Koester Interim Chancellor
Wenda Fong Chair, Board of Trustees
Diego Arambula Trustee and Chair, Search Committee
Maria Linares Trustee 
Jack McGrory Trustee
Lateefah Simon Trustee
Erika Beck CSU Northridge, CSU President Representative
Lisa Cardoza Vice President for University Advancement, Administration Representative
Adam Rechs Chair, Faculty Senate
Ann Moylan Faculty Representative
Shawna Malvini Redden Faculty Representative
Michael Hendren Staff Representative
Azriel Nicdao Student Representative
Salma Pacheco Student Representative
Colette Harris-Mathews Alumni Representative
Holly Tiche Foundation Board Representative
Paul Lau Community Representative
Alice Perez Community Representative