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Members of the first presidential search committee, Search Consultant Alberto Pimentel, and Search Recruiter Brad Mead held listening sessions across the UW campus and the state of Wyoming in order to give people an opportunity to voice their desired qualifications and characteristics for a new UW president.
Listening sessions were held with faculty, staff, students, administrators, deans, directors, and department heads, as well as residents of 17 Wyoming communities. Input received during these sessions were incorporated into updates to the Presidential Profile and the Presidential Position Description used to advertise the job.
The changes were discussed and approved at an October 2 meeting. The committee is scheduled to meet again on October 16 to begin reviewing applications.
The search for the next University of Wyoming president is progressing, and the first search committee is set to hold its initial meeting next week on August 19. Meeting participants will include members of the search committee, the Search Recruiter, and representatives of Storbeck/Pimentel, the search consulting firm retained by the Board of Trustees to assist in the search.
The meeting will take place at Old Main on the UW campus and will be closed to the public, consistent with the Board's decision to keep the names of applicants confidential until the list of finalists is released.
The Presidential Search Planning Committee has released drafts of two documents, the presidential profile and the position announcement, for public review and comment.
The documents will be used by the search consulting firm in the search for the University of Wyoming's next President. The Board of Trustees is accepting public comment through July 3, 2015. The final version of the documents, taking into account the public comments, will be presented to the Board for final approval at their July 14-17 meeting.
At their June meeting, the UW Board of Trustees officially adopted the process and timeline they will use in the search for the next President of the University of Wyoming. That process will include:
A search consulting firm is to be selected and begin advertising for the position by August, and applications will be due by December 1. At that time, the two search committees will review the applications and recommend finalists to the Board of Trustees.
The two search committees will each be comprised of five Trustees, two faculty members, two staff members, two students, one UW Foundation Board member, and two external members.
As previously announced, the names of the finalists will be made public and the finalists will visit the University of Wyoming to meet with various constituent groups. The names of the applicants will remain confidential until the finalist stage.
The Presidential Search Planning Committee is still welcoming public input regarding the search. If you would like to provide comment, please click the comments section of this website or email the committee at UW.Presidential.Search@uwyo.edu.
At their May meeting, the UW Board of Trustees voted to approve three motions related to the Presidential Search, as follows:
Trustee Dave Bostrom was added to the committee, whose membership now includes:
John MacPherson, Saratoga (Chair)
Mel Baldwin, Afton
Dave Bostrom, Worland
Mike Massie, Laramie
Jeff Marsh, Torrington
Michelle Sullivan, Sheridan
The committee has been tasked with developing a proposal to address the use of a search consultant, the makeup of committees to evaluate applicants, timelines for the search, and other details. Their proposal will be presented to the full Board of Trustees at the June 15 meeting.
The committee is still welcoming public input regarding these matters. If you would like to provide comment, please click the comments section of this website or email the committee at UW.Presidential.Search@uwyo.edu.