Cal State Chico President to Retire

California State University, Chico President Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson announced her retirement Tuesday. She will step down at the end of the 2022-23 school year.

CSU Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester issued the following statement:  

California State University, Chico President Gayle Hutchinson has been both a visionary leader and a trailblazer for the California State University and for higher education more broadly.

The first woman to serve as Chico State's president and the first openly gay president in the Cal State system, President Hutchinson consistently demonstrated that there are no limits to what can be achieved through intelligence, hard work and a commitment to one's core values, uplifting and inspiring many thousands of students, faculty and staff throughout her distinguished career in higher education.

President Hutchinson began that career as a faculty member at Chico State before shifting into administrative leadership roles, first as provost of California State University Channel Islands and then returning to Chico State as president. She is a principled leader, an innovator in academic programming and student support services and a champion for the students and broader community she serves.

We are deeply appreciative of President Hutchinson's extraordinary service to Chico State and the CSU.

CSU now begins a national search for Hutchinson's successor. A committee formed by CSU Board of Trustees Chair Wenda Fong and Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester will lead the effort with input from the public.

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