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Title W estern Oregon University Presidential Search. Oregon University System Chancellor’s Office Roy Koch Presidential Search Liaison. September 19, 2014. Presidential search process. Outcome : Select the next president of WOU who will take office on (or about) July 1, 2015

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title w estern oregon university presidential search

Title Western Oregon UniversityPresidential Search

Oregon University System

Chancellor’s Office

Roy Koch

Presidential Search Liaison

September 19, 2014

presidential search process
Presidential search process
  • Outcome: Select the next president of WOU who will take office on (or about) July 1, 2015
  • Approach: A transparent process that engages the WOU community in all phases of the search including:
    • The development of the position description,
    • The identification and nomination of candidates,
    • The evaluation of candidates through representation on the search committee,
    • Participation in the on-campus interview of finalists – providing feedback to the search committee
authorities and responsibilities
Authorities and responsibilities
  • State Board of Higher Education
    • Sole responsibility to select and appoint the President
    • Charges Chancellor to conduct the search and bring forward finalists to the Board
    • Selects from among the finalists
  • Chancellor
    • Appoints the search committee (in consultation with Board and campus leadership) and selects search
    • Appoints coordinator for the search from chancellor’s office and on the campus
    • Interviews finalists and brings finalist forward to the Board with recommendation (ranked list)
authorities and responsibilities1
Authorities and responsibilities
  • Search committee
    • Assist the Chancellor by identifying, recruiting and evaluating possible candidates
    • Select finalists to participate in a public interview process
    • Compile and synthesize input from the interviews
    • Chaired by a member of the Board of Higher Education
  • Search Firm
    • Assists in creating the position description and placing announcements
    • Assists in recruiting candidates
    • Manages the applications and assists in the evaluation of candidates
    • Assists in checking references
search committee
Search Committee
  • Represent leadership from constituent groups
  • General composition
    • Board Member – Chair (Jim Francesconi)
    • President from an OUS or partner institution
    • 4 faculty
    • 2 administrators (one academic, one administrative)
    • 1 unclassified staff member
    • 1 classified staff member
    • 1 student
    • 1 alumni
    • 4-6 community members (external to WOU)
special considerations
Special considerations
  • Transitional nature from OSBHE to WOU Board
    • Representation of WOU board on the search committee
    • Engaging the new Board in all aspects of the process
    • Successful conclusion – OSBHE, WOU board and WOU campus are in agreement on the final selection
  • Confidentiality
    • Search committee will not reveal the names of any applicants until the announcement of the finalists
    • Only the committee chair and Chancellor see the result of references – summary is shared with search committee
campus conversations
Campus conversations
  • Identify the “challenges and opportunities” that exist and the characteristics the campus and community want in a new president
  • Conversations with various leadership groups (administration, faculty, board) as well as open forum
  • Typical questions:
    • What is special and/or unique about WOU?
    • What are the top few agenda items for your next president?
    • What are the qualities, experiences and credentials that are essential for the next WOU president to be successful in addressing these issues?
thanks you
Thanks you

OUS search coordinator:

Roy Koch

OUS Presidential Search Liaison

[email protected]

Campus search coordinator:

Judy Vanderburg

[email protected]