06/26/2014 Sept. 4, 2014: Regent Hawks’ message to employees

Sept. 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

I hope the new academic year is off to a successful start for you. Since many of you may have been busy with other activities over the summer, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief update on our search for the next president of the University of Nebraska.

The Board of Regents is working closely with two presidential search committees – one for outreach and advising, the other for screening and selection – in the search process. The committees represent a wide range of key university constituencies, including faculty, administrators and students. We have also engaged a leading executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller.

I’m pleased to tell you that the search is moving forward in an appropriate and timely fashion. In June we released a presidential profile which details the qualities and experience we’re looking for in the next president, as well as the key challenges and opportunities he or she will face. The profile was informed by interviews with members of the Board, university administrators and members of the search committees; collective input from the faculty senates and student governments; and input from more than 400 Nebraskans who weighed in on our presidential search website. Our search has benefited greatly from the feedback we’ve received and I thank all who have taken the time to share their thoughts.

The Outreach and Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring we have a deep and rich pool of potential candidates. My colleagues who co-chair the committee are pleased with the number and qualifications of people who have expressed interest in the position and they have worked with the committee to provide an initial assessment of how well potential candidates meet the criteria we’ve laid out in the presidential profile. There is, however, no application deadline for the position; new candidates will be assessed if and when they emerge. All who express interest in the presidency will be treated equitably.

The Screening and Selection Committee will evaluate candidate materials, interview leading prospects, and ultimately recommend to the Board at least four candidates who agree to become public finalists for the position. At that point, each finalist will visit the university so that our faculty, staff, students and members of the public have an opportunity to engage with him or her and offer their feedback to the Board.

We are fortunate that our Interim President, Dr. Jim Linder, has agreed to serve until his successor is chosen – a commitment that will help ensure the university’s continued momentum while the search progresses. Our priority is finding the best possible individual to build on the great things you are doing, and we will keep working until we succeed.

I invite you to visit www.nebraska.edu/presidentsearch for the most up-to-date news and information on the search. Thank you for all you do for the University of Nebraska, our students and the state, and best wishes for a productive and rewarding fall semester.

Sincerely,

Howard L. Hawks signature

Howard L. Hawks
Chairman, University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Date Recipient
06/26/2014 Presidential Search Committee to Meet

Sept. 4, 2014

The Presidential Search Screening and Selection Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11, in the board room of the University of Nebraska Foundation office located at 2285 S. 67th St., Suite 200, in Omaha. The committee meeting will begin at 1 p.m.

An agenda for the meeting is available here.

06/26/2014 Presidential Search Committee to Meet

June 26, 2014

The Presidential Search Outreach and Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, July 3, at Varner Hall, located at 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The committee will meet in the Board Room in the lower level of Varner Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m.

An agenda for the meeting is available here.

08/06/2014 Notice of Meeting August 6, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Presidential Search Screening and Selection Committee of the University of Nebraska will meet in a publicly convened session on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 11:45 a.m. in the board room of the University of Nebraska Foundation office located at 2285 South 67th St., Suite 200, in Omaha, Nebraska.

The agenda of subjects to be considered at said meeting, kept on a continually current basis, is available for inspection in the office of the Corporation Secretary of the Board of Regents, Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, or at http://nebraska.edu/board/agendas-and-minutes.html.

A copy of this notice will be delivered to the Lincoln Journal Star, the Omaha World-Herald, the Daily Nebraskan, the Gateway, the Antelope, the Kearney Hub, the Lincoln office of the Associated Press, and members of the Presidential Search Screening and Selection Committee.

Dated: August 6, 2014

Dara Troutman
Chief of Staff
Secretary to the Presidential Search Committees
06/26/2014 Notice of Meeting June 26, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Presidential Search Outreach and Advisory Committee of the University of Nebraska will meet in a publicly convened session on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. the board room of Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Agendas of subjects to be considered at said meetings, kept on a continually current basis, are available for inspection in the office of the Corporation Secretary of the Board of Regents, Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, or at http://nebraska.edu/board/agendas-and-minutes.html.

A copy of this notice will be delivered to the Lincoln Journal Star, the Omaha World-Herald, the Daily Nebraskan, the Gateway, the Antelope, the Kearney Hub, the Lincoln office of the Associated Press, members of the Presidential Search Outreach and Advisory Committee.

Dated: June 26, 2014

Dara Troutman
Chief of Staff
Secretary to the Presidential Search Committees
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