University prez retires

President Gayle Hutchison to retire from Chico State

Chico State campus. (Photo by Ryan Guy, via Wikimedia Commons)

Chico State will have a new president next year as Gayle Hutchinson has announced her retirement after six years heading the university.

Hutchinson (pictured), Chico State’s first woman president and the Cal State University system’s first openly gay president, said in her announcement last month that “the time has come for me to focus on my overall well-being and to spend active, quality time with my incredible wife and life partner, Linda Allen.” She will remain through June 30; her priorities include bringing on a chief diversity officer and improving policies and practices of campus police.

To hire her successor, CSU leaders are selecting a committee of campus and community members to conduct a national search

Gayle Hutchinson

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