USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Search Committee
August 18, 2014, 12:30pm-1:30pm
USFSM Campus Board Room
Members in attendance: Sophia Wisniewska, Chair, Elaine Augustine, Brittany Decker, Ben
Ellinor, Teri Hansen, Jose Hernandez, Patricia Hunsader, Jean Kabongo, Carol Probstfeld,
Jane Rose, Byron Shinn, James Unnever, G. Patricia Wilson, Wan Yang
Also: Janet O’Shea
Chair Sophia Wisniewska opened the meeting by thanking the Committee for their hard work
and engagement in what she described as a successful and seamless search process. She
explained that the purpose of the meeting was to advance three names, without ranking, to
President Genshaft for further consideration.
The Search members discussed the evaluations and other input they had received, and it
became evident that there were three clear top candidates. They also asked questions about
the next steps and a potential timeline for the return visit, hire, and possible start date.
Wisniewska expressed her intention to meet directly with the President and possibly one to two Search Committee members prior to a final decision.