February 29, 2012
A search committee convened to find a new president for California Maritime Academy will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 7, in Rizza Auditorium.
After staying at the helm for more than a decade, current Cal Maritime president William Eisenhardt will leave at the end of this school year.
Eisenhardt came to Cal Maritime in 2001, replacing Jerry Aspland. He is leaving for personal reasons, and because he said it felt right for him and the school.
The public session — the only one the committee is holding on this search process — will be followed by a closed session at 1 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to hold an open forum in order to review the role of the committee, receive comments and input from the public and campus community and explain the search process.
Topics to be covered include confidentiality, the schedule, a review of the descriptions and needs of the campus and presidential position.
Participants will also hold a discussion on the preferred attributes of the next president.
The committee will work over the next several months to review applications and conduct interviews.
The advisory committee is composed of faculty, students and alumni members, as well as a member of the campus advisory board. Other administrators from the campus and other schools are on the committee.
Local members are also involved, including Vallejo City Councilwoman Erin Hannigan, Cal Maritime Dean of Students
Deborrah Hebert, Associated Students Executive President Shellsea Stoughton and others from the campus.