USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Search Committee
July 11, 2014, 8am-12:30pm
Tampa Marriott Airport Hotel
Members in attendance: Sophia Wisniewska, Chair, Brittany Decker, Ben Ellinor, Teri Hansen, Jose Hernandez, Patricia Hunsader, Jean Kabongo, Jane Rose, Byron Shinn, James Unnever, G. Patricia Wilson
Also: Jennifer Deniz, Janet O’Shea
The meeting was arranged by Jennifer Deniz of Quick Leonard Kieffer for the purpose of conducting interviews with three additional candidates since the last airport interview session.
As each candidate was presented, the Search Committee gave brief introductions. They then asked a series of questions beginning with general background and the reason for interest in the position. The questions included those on fundraising, budgets, political experience, enrollment management, diversity, regional campus experience, governance, community relationships, and leadership style. The candidates were then given time to ask questions of the Committee.
The Committee reviewed and discussed the three candidates, weighing their strengths and weaknesses and general qualifications for the position of Regional Chancellor. The discussion was in context with the three candidates seen at the June 16, 2014 airport interviews.
Committee members decided to invite four candidates, two from today’s session and two from June 27th, for on-campus visits to include both Sarasota and Tampa. A brief discussion of the process followed. Ms Deniz reported that educational verification of the candidates has been done and the next step would be background checks on the four finalists. The expected time frame is the week of July 21st