USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor Search Committee
May 12, 2014, 10-10:30am
Members in attendance: Sophia Wisniewska, Chair, Elaine Augustine, Brittany Decker, Ben Ellinor, Jose Hernandez, Patricia Hunsader, Ed Hunzeker, Jean Kabongo, Carol Probstfeld, Jane Rose, Byron Shinn, James Unnever, Wan Yang
Also: Robert Anderson, Linda de Mello, Jennifer Deniz, Lynn Evensen, Bonnie Jones, Dina Kathman, Bob Kuramoto, Brian Mudd, Janet O’Shea, Brianne Reck, Charlie Terenzio, Casey Welch.
The representatives of the search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer Jennifer Deniz and Bob Kuramoto provided a search update for the Committee. They reported that they have reached out to more than 500 prospects and continue to receive additional inquiries daily. The two main pools from which they are drawing are regional campuses and main campuses of major public universities. Jennifer reported that they have personally interviewed six candidates and that many more in-person interviews are scheduled in the coming weeks.
Of continuing concern to some potential candidates is the requirement that applications are public record, but the search firm continues to keep those potential candidates actively engaged. The Chair confirmed that applications will be accepted until a Regional Chancellor is hired.
Bob and Jennifer responded to the Committee’s questions, including the public records law, qualifications of candidates, and the next steps in the process. Jennifer agreed to provide an updated timeline to the Committee. Kieffer will also provide CVs and details on the candidates in advance of the next meeting. A poll will be sent to the Committee to determine the best available times during the week of June 23rd for the airport interviews.
The next meeting to present candidates will be at USFSM in the Campus Board Room, C306, on June 16, 2014, 10-11:30am.