Students, faculty and staff at San Francisco State University on Monday told the presidential search committee they want a leader who will share the campus’s progressive values.
“Overwhelmingly, I think I would just want someone who reflects the values endemic to S.F. State University,” student Crystal De La Roca said during public comment at the committee’s first and only open meeting.
The university is looking for a successor for Robert Corrigan, who plans to step down at the end of this semester after 24 years on the job.
The advisory committee – which consists of representatives of the faculty, students, administrators and alumni, along with California State University officials – will advise CSU trustees about prospective candidates. The committee will hold a closed meeting March 23 to review resumes, and trustees are expected to select the new president by May.
Trustee Roberta Achtenberg, who is chairing the advisory committee, said the group would take the public input into account, especially the emphasis on social justice and equity.
“We will digest the points that you made today,” she said. “We did hear what you have to say.”