Chair’s Welcome

Dear Members of the USFSM Community:

I am pleased to share with you a brief update on the Regional Chancellor search. We appreciate the importance of this search to the entire university community and will do our best to communicate with you periodically in the coming months.

On March 8, our search consultants from Storbeck/Pimentel visited campus to hear directly from faculty, staff, students, trustees, and community partners about the priorities they hope our next Regional Chancellor will address and the qualities they hope s/he will possess.

Since then, the advisory committee and our search consultants have worked to finalize a position profile, and this document will guide the advisory committee’s efforts in the coming months as we seek the best possible individual to serve as our next Regional Chancellor. The position profile is posted to this website, and our consultants will use this document to help attract strong candidates into the search process.

Also included on this website is a community survey which should only take about 10 minutes to complete, and I encourage you to do so. Your responses will help guide our recruiting efforts in the coming months as we work with our search consultants to build a strong pool of candidates.

The committee will meet a number of times in the coming months to review materials and interview candidates. We do plan to bring finalists to campus to meet broadly with all interested faculty, staff, and students at the appropriate time.

Finally, the committee would like to ask for your nominations of potential candidates. If you would like to suggest a name to our search consultants, you may contact them directly at this address:

Thank you for your interest in and support for this important search. We will be hard at work in the coming months to bring forward the best possible candidates to serve as your next Regional Chancellor.


Donna Petersen
Advisory Committee Chair