Cal State University trustees back hiring secrecy

When it comes to picking finalists for top jobs on state university campuses, Cal State University trustees have decided it’s a private matter.

On Wednesday trustees of the 23-campus system voted 15-1 to eliminate a long-standing requirement that finalists for campus president openly visit the school to meet with students and campus leaders. The visits allow the school community and the public to  assess the competing candidates.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Chancellor Charles Reed argued that potential candidates might not come forward without a guarantee of privacy. But faculty organizations contend that a public university system should be more concerned with transparency.

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