Meeting Notes – April 15, 2014

Members in attendance:  Sophia Wisniewska, Chair, Elaine Augustine, Brittany Decker, Ben Ellinor, Terri Hansen, Patricia Hunsader, Ed Hunzeker, Jean Kabongo, Carol Probstfeld, Jane Rose, Byron Shinn, James Unnever, G. Patricia Wilson, Ernie Withers, Wan Yang

Also:  Jennifer Deniz, Bob Kuramoto, Kathleen Moore, Janet O’Shea,

The representatives of the search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer Jennifer Deniz and Bob Kuramoto provided a search update for the Committee.  They reported that the Position Description had been finalized and posted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Women in Higher Education, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, and The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.  Kieffer has reached out to more than 400 individuals and 58 formal applications have been received, mostly from the Midwest and the Southern United States. 

There was a brief discussion with Jennifer and Bob answering the Committee’s questions, including positive and negative feedback from potential applicants.  A common concern expressed is the restriction caused by the public records Sunshine Law in Florida.  It is expected that the first presentation of candidates will be scheduled in early to mid June.

The next meeting will be a conference call update on May 12, 2014, 11-11:30am.