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CSUF Presidential Search

The Search For Our Next President

The California State University Board of Trustees has launched a nationwide search for the next president of California State University, Fullerton.

Following CSU policy, the Chair of the CSU Trustees, Wenda Fong, appointed a Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President. The Advisory 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 University's 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.

Questions & Nominations

To submit your questions or nominations, please email


President Search Leadership Profile

CSUF's next president will be charged with setting the vision, strategy, and goals to nurture and support students success.

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Presidential Search Open Forum

February 6, 2024

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Presidential Search Committee

Mildred García

Wenda Fong
Chair, Board of Trustees

Jack McGrory
Trustee and Chair, Search Committee

Mark Ghilarducci

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Jane Close Conoley
CSU Long Beach, CSU President Representative

Lisa Kirtman
Administration Representative

Matthew Jarvis
Chair, Academic Senate

Elaine Dixon
Staff Representative

Catherine Brennan
Faculty Representative

Alexandro José Gradilla
Faculty Representative

Maysem Awadalla
Student Representative

Gavin Ong
Student Representative

Nicholas Andrew Cabeza
Alumni Representative

Jon Smith
CSUF Philanthropic Foundation Board Representative

Ajá Reneé Clarke
Community Representative

Tam T. Nguyen
Community Representative