The search for a new president of California State University Bakersfield has begun.
The CSU Board of Trustees said Monday that the board is searching for President Horace Mitchell's successor.
President Mitchell announced in August that he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
The Board is holding an open form from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 in the Dore Theatre on the CSUB campus. The open meeting will be followed by a closed meeting.
The purpose of the open forum meeting 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.
Over the next several months, the committee will review applications and conduct interviews.