SF State students demand leader in step their their views 

Students, faculty and staff at San Francisco State University told the presidential search committee Monday that they wanted 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 Monday.

The university is looking for a successor for Robert Corrigan, who plans to step down at the end of this semester after 24 years.

The advisory committee, which consists of representatives of the faculty, students administrators and alumni at S.F. State, along with California State University officials, will advise the Cal State trustees about prospective candidates. The advisory committee will hold a closed meeting to review resumes March 23, and trustees are expected to select the new president by May.

Trustee Roberta Achtenberg, who is chairing the advisory committee, said that 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.”

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