Information about the overall search process will be posted soon.
Search Process Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CSU System’s process for choosing a chancellor?
In a chancellor search, the Colorado State University System Board of Governors takes public action by voting to commence a national search, approve the position description and appoint a search committee and search committee chair. The committee is supported by members of the system office, a search consultant, with assistance, as needed, from certain staff at the campus level. The search committee is an advisory body that recommends final candidates to the Board. The chancellor is then appointed following a majority vote of the Board. The Board, under state statute, is vested with exclusive authority to appoint a CSU System chancellor.
Is this type of search common practice among multi-campus academic and research universities?
Yes. The Board is conducting the search in accordance with Colorado state statutes and board policies. There are no unique aspects related to this search. The search committee meetings will be conducted under the Colorado Open Meetings laws allowing members of the CSU community to attend open meetings. Pursuant to the law, there will be certain parts of the meetings conducted in executive session.
Who else is working on the CSU System chancellor search?
The search committee members are listed here. The search committee has a breadth and depth of high caliber individuals representing the campuses, alumni, donors, civic and business entities as well as the state. A few staff from the Board and System offices, including general counsel and human resources, are serving on the committee because of their respective knowledge and expertise. These individuals will be ex-officio members.
When will a new chancellor be named?
The Board’s goal is to appoint a new chancellor by in the spring of 2012. The Board understands this is an ambitious time frame for a position of this importance. Ultimately, the Board seeks to appoint a highly qualified and proven leader who can successfully take the CSU System to greatness. If this objective takes longer, the Board is committed to completing the search in the time necessary to achieve this outcome.