California State University Chancellor, Charles Reed, right, discusses the effects of past budget cuts. Reed announced his retirement last month, something unions have advocated.
The union that represents California State University faculty said Wednesday that the system’s next chancellor should have a different approach toward the job.
That sentiment comes out of a California Faculty Association survey filled out by about 5 percent of its members. Respondents said they want the next chancellor to have taught in a university classroom and to prioritize student instruction over executive compensation and perks for university presidents.
That was the association’s constant criticism against outgoing chancellor Charles Reed, who announced his retirement last month.
A Cal State trustee committee is working with an executive search firm to review resumes and recommend a successor by the fall. A Cal State spokesman said the committee’s holding a meeting in Long Beach next week to engage the public in the chancellor selection process.
State support for Cal State has been cut by nearly a billion dollars in the last year and a half. The Cal State chancellor sets the tone for the university’s response to proposed cuts and how they’re carried out.