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Dr. Elliot Hirshman Appointed President of SDSU

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Published on May 11, 2011

The California State University Board of Trustees today named Dr. Elliot Hirshman as president of San Diego State University.

Dr. Hirshman, who comes to SDSU from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be just the eighth president in the 114 year history of the university. He was one of three finalists who visited campus last week. Dr. Hirshman will assume the presidency in the summer, succeeding President Weber who retires on July 5 -- 15 years from the day he joined SDSU.

Dr. Hirshman has served as provost and senior vice president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, since 2008 where he is responsible for all aspects of the academic program, including instruction, research, academic support services, as well as enrollment management, admissions, financial aid and Division I intercollegiate athletics. This is a critical time for higher education and for our university.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hirshman and look forward to his leadership as we head into what will be an exciting and important era for the future of SDSU.

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in this important process. For more information on Dr. Hirshman and the presidential search process, visit: http://www.sdsu.edu/transition.

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How important is shared governance? 01:38-02:14
What can people who will be working with you expect? 02:15-03:07

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