“At the very least I think there should be student input,” said Houssain, “and they should be there for whatever interviews are taking place. They should be able to ask these potential candidates questions. I think the main thing is I hope it’s someone who’s going to bring in a new, fresh perspective that’s progressive and is willing to be innovative in terms of finding alternatives to tuition hikes when the state doesn’t fund our education and just someone that’s going to be honest and transparent with the student bodies is my main concern.”
Houssain warned against students relying too much on whomever is selected as Yudof’s replacement.
“I think that whoever it’s going to end up being,” said Houssain, “we can’t depend on them to change the system. We’re going to have to continue this momentum that we got from Prop. 30 and continue to take things into our own hands because we should never lay our fate in the hands of the President of the UC Office of the President.”