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California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) seeks an experienced academic administrator to serve as its next President. Founded in 2002, CSUCI is the newest campus in the 23-campus California State University System. The next president will be expected to lead the institution through its third decade, helping it mature into the next phase of its development in a number of areas, such as supporting faculty in prioritizing student-centered learning, continuing to advance racial and social justice, and publishing valuable research to serve the people of Southern California and beyond.

The successful candidate will be a visionary academic leader with the proven ability to implement leading-edge programs and systems within a growing public university. The next president will embrace the role of a burgeoning university that has more than doubled in size in its first 19 years. CSUCI has undergone more than $233 million in building and renovation projects in that time, and boasts striking features on campus such as the world-class John Spoor Broome Library, the iconic Bell Tower, modern student residence halls, and a number of other state-of-the-art facilities.

The next president will be a leader who places students at the center of the educational experience, working to provide undergraduate and graduate students educational opportunities within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, and who emphasizes experiential and service learning. CSUCI is proud of its highly diverse and competitive student body, and the next president will be expected to advance the values of diversity, equity and inclusion across every division. Building off of the campus’ new Inclusive Excellence Action Plan, the successful president will champion the mission of the CSU system while offering access to many groups traditionally excluded from higher education.

With an operating budget of roughly $140 million, CSUCI enrolls approximately 7,000 students, including graduate and post-baccalaureate students. The campus employs 164 FTE tenured/tenure-track faculty, with an additional 23 lines budgeted for the upcoming fiscal year, 295 lecturers, and 536 non-faculty staff members. At full capacity, CSUCI is expected to serve 15,000 full-time equivalent students.  For more information, visit CSUCI’s website at:

For further information about the position and its requirements,  please review the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 19, 2021. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made.

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities, key priorities, and attributes outlined in this leadership profile;
  2. A current CV or résumé, and
  3. The names and contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

​​​​​​Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically to:

Please direct nominations and inquiries to the AGB Search Consultants:

Dr. Rod McDavis, Managing Principal, / (804) 514-1982

Dr. Melissa Trotta, Associate Managing Principal, / (202) 380-8927

Mr. Andrew Bowen, Executive Search / (802) 345-1279 

California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status or protected veteran status.