Cal State University Board Continues Search For New Chancellor

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Cal State held the third of six public forums this week in what some university trustees say is the most important part of their job: selecting a new chancellor to replace Tim White, who is retiring as head of the 23-campus system.

Fourteen people attended Wednesday's forum in Long Beach. Only half of those spoke up. Most who did were current or former students. Some said the next chancellor should be more in touch with students’ struggles to earn a degree. Others said students with disabilities, and prison inmates who want to take college classes need more attention.

The university is also accepting comments and nominations for chancellor candidates on its web site. Trustees want to pick a new chancellor by June.