USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Search Committee
June 27, 2014, 10-11:30am
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Members in attendance: Sophia Wisniewska, Chair, Elaine Augustine, Brittany Decker, Ben Ellinor, Teri Hansen, Jose Hernandez, Patricia Hunsader, Jean Kabongo, Jane Rose, Byron Shinn, James Unnever, G. Patricia Wilson
Also: Jennifer Deniz, Kathleen Moore, Janet O’Shea
Chair Sophia Wisniewska welcomed the Search Committee members both in attendance and on the telephone before Jennifer Deniz brought in the three candidates, each for a 75 minute interview.
The Committee introduced themselves to each candidate and asked a series of questions beginning with their reason for applying for the position of USFSM Regional Chancellor. Other topics included experience, fundraising capabilities, scholarship, leadership skills, enrollment management, and performance funding budget models. Each candidate was also offered the opportunity to ask questions of the Committee.
Chair Wisniewska led a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the three candidates, with no final determination until such time as a second round of airport interviews can be conducted with additional candidates. The Committee discussed the next steps and a projected timeline with the date of Friday, July 11th tentatively held for the next airport interviews. Ms. Deniz will confirm the details and communicate back to the Committee.