CSU Stanislaus interim president Sheley poised to keep reins

mrowland@modbee.comApril 24, 2013 

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Interim CSU Stanislaus President Dr. Joseph Sheley.

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— California State University, Stanislaus, Interim President Joseph Sheley might soon be able to take the modifier out of his title.

The CSU Board of Trustees and system Chancellor Timothy White are in the process of making Sheley's appointment permanent and will meet with campus and community members to discuss his tenure as interim president.

White and board members will be on the CSU Stanislaus campus May 6 and will meet with the public during an open forum. All are invited to share their views at the event, which will be from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers building, Room 130. Free parking will be available in Lot 11.

Sheley came to the university in June 2012 after serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at CSU, Sacramento, his alma mater. During his academic career, he spent 21 years as a faculty member at Tulane University, where he also served as chairman of the department of sociology and faculty head of the University Senate. He moved to Sacramento State in 1996.

When he was appointed to Turlock, Sheley was expected to stay on campus for about a year while a search was conducted for a permanent replacement for outgoing President Hamid Shirvani. Shirvani served in the role for seven years, and his tenure was marked by high-profile ups and downs, including a tumultuous relationship with faculty and staff.

During his 10 months on campus, Sheley has largely kept a lower and more casual profile while tackling state funding issues and increased enrollment demand.

Those who cannot attend the open forum are welcome to submit their input on Sheley's time at the university by emailing presidentreview@calstate.edu.

Bee staff writer Marijke Rowland can be reached at mrowland@modbee.com or (209) 578-2284. Follow her on Twitter, @TurlockNow.

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