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Chico State president announces retirement

Gayle Hutchinson, president of Chico State University, announced Tuesday that she would retire from the position at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Hutchinson is the university’s first woman president and the first openly gay president in the California State University system.

“Hutchinson has been both a visionary leader and a trailblazer for the (CSU) and for higher education more broadly,” CSU interim Chancellor Jolene Koester said. “We are deeply appreciative of President Hutchinson’s extraordinary service to Chico State and the CSU.”

CSU will launch a national search to find Hutchinson’s successor, Koester said.

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