Retired Humboldt State president headed to Chico.Zingg replacement named

Retired Humboldt State pres headed to Chico

A temporary replacement for Chico State President Paul Zingg, who is out on medical leave following heart surgery on March 15, has been named. California State University Chancellor Timothy White appointed Rollin Richmond to take over Zingg’s seat until his return. Richmond, 70, served as Humboldt State’s president from 2002 to 2014. Zingg, 69, has presided at Chico State since 2004.

Zingg’s heart surgery, which happened one day before spring break, came with no prior announcement and there’s been no estimate as to when he’ll return.

“I have the utmost confidence in Rollin to work with the faculty, staff, students and community to continue to advance the work of the university while Paul is recuperating,” White said in a press release.