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November 16 , 2006
DH 06 JH88
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Committee Named to Search for New Dominguez Hills President
(Nov. 15, 2006- From the CSU Office of the Chancellor) – The California State University Board of
Trustees Chair Roberta Achtenberg today named the members of the Trustees’ Selection Committee to
conduct the search for a new president of the California State University, Dominguez Hills
campus to succeed retiring President James E. Lyons Sr. Lyons, who has served as president of
Dominguez Hills since 1999, recently announced his plans to retire from the university at the end
of the academic year.
Trustee Debra Farar will chair the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President. The other
trustee members of the selection committee include Herbert Carter, Raymond Holdsworth and Glen Toney,
as well as CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed.
Board policy requires the chair to appoint an advisory group to the trustees’ committee. The Advisory
Committee to the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President is composed of representatives
of the faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as a member of the campus advisory board, all of
whom are selected by the campus constituent groups. Also on the advisory committee is a vice president
or academic dean from the campus, and a president of another CSU campus, both selected by the chancellor.
Both committees function as one group.
The first meeting of the search committee is expected to be held in January 2007. The search will be
conducted in spring 2007 with a new president anticipated to be selected by the CSU Board of Trustees
CSU Dominguez Hills is the most diverse of the CSU campuses, and according to U.S. News & World Report,
one of the most diverse in the west among universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This
community-based university prides itself on personal service to students, many of whom are first in their
family to earn a degree. CSUDH offers 43 undergraduate majors and 23 master’s degrees as well as multiple
subject and single-subject teaching credentials.
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