CSU presidential search committee to hold listening session Friday

Samantha Ye

Community members will have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts and opinions during one of four public listening sessions as Colorado State University searches for a new president.

Current President Tony Frank announced Sept. 30 he will move to full-time CSU System chancellor July 1, 2019.


Faculty, students, alumni and anyone else can attend the public forums to discuss qualities they want to see from a presidential candidate through written and spoken comments, according to a University press release.

Attendees will also be able to learn more about “the opportunities and challenges that await a new university president,” according to the release.

The first listening session is Friday, Nov. 2, from 1-2:30 p.m. All listening sessions will be in the Cherokee Park Room in Lory Student Center.

No RSVP is required. There will be a sign-in at the door.

CSU Presidential Search Public Listening Sessions
Friday, Nov. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Room

For those who can’t make the sessions, the CSU will accept input at csu_feedback@mail.colostate.edu. They will later launch a website with updates about the search and a public comments page as the CSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee begins its meeting schedule, according to the press release.

The comments gathered from the forums and other means will be compiled and shared with the search committee to inform their review process.

The 16-member committee, headed by Board of Governors Vice Chair Nancy Tuor, is in charge of providing input for a candidate profile, job description and leadership statement for a national candidate search. They will then identify and interview applicants before making candidate suggestions to the BOG, the final hiring authority.

Their search will be aided by the Parker Executive Search firm.

All of PSAC’s meetings are open to the public, according to the press release. Their first meeting is Friday, Nov. 16, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Conifer Room in the Michael Smith Natural Resources Building.

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