Presidential Search

A message from Search Committee Chair, Mary Jane Bowes

Dear Campus Community,

During the past several weeks, our executive search partner, Witt/Kieffer, has actively been recruiting candidates for president who match the qualities outlined in the institutional/leadership profile. The search process is progressing well and is on schedule.

To date, more than 55 highly qualified candidates have submitted applications. The search committee completed its preliminary review of candidates and will be conducting the initial round of interviews in the coming weeks after which time three to five candidates will be invited to campus to engage in dialogue with campus constituents.

The campus visits are scheduled to take place between April 2 – April 19, 2017. During this time, the campus community will have an opportunity to participate in the interview process and provide feedback. Faculty, staff, and student open forums will be held on April 4, 7, 11, 14, and 19 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium. Community leaders have been invited to participate in open forums, which will be held on April 3, 6, 10, 13, and 18.

    Mary Jane Bowes
    Chairperson, Presidential Search Committee
    Vice-Chair, Council of Trustees