A guild of university trustees, faculty bigwigs and community members — including one student rep — has assembled to choose Humboldt State University’s next president. Rollin Richmond, who has held the position since 2002, will leave
at the end of the coming spring semester.
The “Committee for the Selection of the President” — tasked with reviewing applications and interviewing candidates for the university's top job — meets for the first time on Monday. There will be an open forum from 10 a.m. to noon in the Van Duzer Theater followed by a closed-doors session.
The committee is made up of five California State University trustees and CSU Chancellor Timothy White. Committee head J. Lawrence Norton also selected an advisory committee — per board policy — to help pick a new prez.
The advisory committee:
- Lori Dengler, professor, Department of Geology
- Claire Knox, professor, Department of Child Development
- Bernadette Cheyne, professor, Department of Theatre, Film and Dance
- Noah Zerbe, chair, University Senate
- Steven Smith, dean, College of Natural Resources and Sciences
- Kimberly Hall, veterans coordinator (staff representative)
- Conor Handley (student representative)
- Alisa Judge (alumni representative)
- John Woolley (campus advisory board representative)
- Buster Attebery, chairman, Karuk Tribe
- Heidi Moore, Humboldt County Office of Education
- Eduardo Ochoa, president, CSU Monterey Bay
Want to apply for Rollin's job? Read the position description here.