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Weekly Wednesday Message

September 18, 2013

Current Dates and Deadlines

9/19 Grand Opening Accessible Instructional Materials Center
9/22 Deadline: Applications for Leadership Fellows Program
9/23 Deadline: Proposals for Summer Online Course Conversion (First Phase)
9/23 Innovation Challenge Student Information Session
9/24 RTP Workshop
9/27 Alternative Spring Break Proposal Development Workshop
9/30 Presidential Search Open Forum

Presidential Search Process

The presidential search for CSULB has officially begun.

The first meeting of the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President will be held in an open forum from 10 am to noon on Monday, September 30, at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. The open meeting will be followed by a closed meeting at noon.

The purpose of this open forum is to:

  • Review the role of the committee,
  • Receive comments and input from the public and campus community,
  • Explain the search process and confidentiality,
  • Confirm the schedule of meetings,
  • Discuss preferred attributes of the next president,
  • Review the descriptions and needs of the campus and presidential position, and
  • Discuss any other business related to the search process.

The Trustees serving on the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President are:

  • Roberta Achtenberg, Chair
  • Margaret Fortune
  • Lupe Garcia
  • Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez
  • Bob Linscheid
  • Chancellor Timothy P. White

Trustee Board policy requires the appointment of an Advisory Committee for the Selection of the President, which will work closely with the Trustees Committee. The following individuals have been appointed to the advisory committee:

  • Wendy Reiboldt, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Praveen Soni, Ph.D., professor, Department of Marketing
  • Daniel O’Connor, Ph.D., chair, CSULB Academic Senate
  • Mary Stephens, vice president, Administration and Finance, CSULB
  • Jennifer Moran, development coordinator, CSULB College of the Arts (staff representative)
  • Larisa Hamada, director, Equity and Diversity, CSULB
  • John Haberstroh, president and CEO, Associated Students, Inc. (student representative)
  • Kathy Bazarian (alumni representative)
  • Roberta Jenkins, member, CSULB Foundation Board (campus advisory board representative)
  • Ken Miller, community member
  • The Honorable Robert Foster, Mayor of Long Beach
  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley, superintendent-president, Long Beach Community College District
  • Dianne Harrison, Ph.D., president of CSU Northridge

The press release announcing this presidential search process is available on the CSU website.


Leadership Fellows Program Application Deadline is Sunday

I am pleased to report that 38 individuals attended two successful information sessions for the Leadership Fellows Program, a two–year professional development program that has been created to identify and train future leaders for our campus and the CSU. Faculty are encouraged to apply for the program by the deadline this Sunday, September 22.


Grand Opening for Accessibility One-Stop Shop

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the grand opening of the Accessible Instructional Materials Center tomorrow, September 19, from 11 am to 1 pm in AS-116. The center is a one-stop shop for everything related to accessibility, including the conversion of course materials, training and more.


Proposals for Research Awards

All tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to submit proposals for the following research awards:


New Director of Research Integrity and Compliance

Ms. Nancy Lewis has joined the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as Director of Research Integrity and Compliance.


Alternative Spring Proposal Development Workshop

A workshop for faculty who would like assistance with developing proposals for Alternative Spring Break 2014/2015 will be held on September 27 from noon to 2:30 pm in the Faculty Center for Professional Development (LIB 507). A light lunch is provided. Please RSVP by September 20.


Graduate and Professional Schools Fair Next Week

The Graduate & Professional Schools Fair will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Speaker’s Platform. More than 100 representatives from public and private institutions will provide information on post-graduate opportunities and test preparation programs.


Park(ing) Day is Friday

The Recreation Society and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies are temporarily transforming parking spots in Lot 13 next to the Pyramid into a park on international PARK(ing) Day this Friday, September 20 from 11 am to 7 pm.


Did You Know?

Forensics Program Hosts one of the State's Largest High School Tournaments

More than 250 CSULB faculty, staff and students from the Forensics Program and the Communication Studies Department are organizing this month’s Jack Howe Memorial Invitational, one of the largest speech and debate tournaments for high school students in the state.



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