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VIDEO: SDSU announces finalists for new university president

SAN DIEGO -- The California State University Board of Trustees today announced three finalists for the presidency of San Diego State University.

The new president will succeed President Stephen L. Weber who is retiring in July after serving as president of the university since 1996.

Each of the finalists will spend a day on campus meeting faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community. An open forum will be held each day for the campus community from 4:30–5:30 pm in Montezuma Hall.

The finalists and the dates they will visit the campus for all-day meetings with various groups are:

Elliot Hirshman, provost and senior vice president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will visit the campus on Monday, May 2.

Steven Leath, vice president for research and sponsored programs, University of North Carolina system, will visit the campus on Tuesday, May 3.

Paul J. Zingg, president of California State University, Chico, will visit the campus on Thursday, May 5.

The complete schedule for the candidate visits is here.

"Each of the three candidates has the strong leadership skills, vision and academic experience to head a large, vibrant university like San Diego State," said CSU Trustee William Hauck, chair of the presidential search committee.

The CSU Board of Trustees will interview the three finalists on May 9 and name the new San Diego State University president later that week. The new president would begin in the summer.

For more information on the candidates, visit the CSU executive search website.

Outgoing San Diego State University President Stephen L. Weber talks about a day in the life of a university president: