Senior Administrative Positions

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The President or the Chair of the Board may appoint a Search Committee and a Chair, may employ an executive search firm, or may ask appropriate members of the Office of the President to serve as an advisory group in the search.

If a Search Committee is appointed:

  • Meetings shall be at the call of the Committee Chair or the President.
  • The Director of Human Resources will serve as an ex-officio member of all search committees.
  • All reasonable expenses of the Committee including advertising, travel, etc. should be sent to the Director of Human Resources.
  • Committee proceedings must be strictly confidential. This is important. It is the only fair way to guarantee the most freedom to exchange opinions. This kind of frank exchange is vital to the effectiveness of the search and to getting outstanding candidates.
  • The Search Committee’s responsibilities are to ensure the final candidates selected for on campus interviews have the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities required for the position and are selected from a diverse pool of qualified candidates.
  • When the Committee narrows the pool of candidates to three, the President should meet with the Committee and get a detailed evaluation of each of the three candidates, but the three names should not be put in rank order by the Committee.
  •  The President shall recommend the appointee to the Board of Trustees for approval.
  • At the conclusion of the search, all applicant records must be forwarded to the Director of Human Resources for retention.