FSU speeds up search for new president
FSU's presidential search committee just released a timeline for choosing longtime President T.K. Wetherell's successor, with the aim of sending a list of finalists to the Board of Trustees by early December.
The search consultant, John Hicks of Academic Search Inc., said the schedule is "expedited" because several other universities nationwide are also looking for presidents, and because open records laws usually prompt top candidates to wait until the end of the search deadline to apply. Wetherell has said he wants to leave FSU for retirement by early 2010.
“The search must move forward in a timely manner while top candidates are available," Hicks said.
Info is posted on the university’s Presidential Search Web site. Here's the schedule:
Nov. 24: Search committee members begin individual review of candidate files posted at the Academic Search, Inc., Web site. These files will also be accessible to the public.
Dec. 1: Committee meets at 2 p.m. at the Florida State Alumni Center Grand Ballroom, 1030 W Tennessee St., Tallahassee, to review applications and identify and invite candidates for on-campus interviews.
Dec. 2-4: Committee conducts interviews on campus in Tallahassee (schedule, locations TBA) with selected candidates. Constituency groups also have opportunities to interview candidates (schedule, locations TBA).
The committee will meet after the conclusion of the final interview to prepare their comments on candidates for forwarding to the Board of Trustees.