Presidential search committee schedules open forum, individual sessions to solicit input

Members of the NAU presidential search committee will be taking comments from the campus and community during a public forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the High Country Conference Center.

Executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, which the Arizona Board of Regents hired to conduct the search, is requesting that comments be focused around the following areas:

  • Long- and short-term obstacles and challenges facing the new president
  • Personal and professional skills and characteristics that the new president must possess to be successful in light of these challenges
  • Positive aspects about the community, region and university that should be shared with potential candidates to enhance their enthusiasm in the position

Two full days of meetings have been planned March 5 and 6 for the committee to meet with specific campus and community constituencies, including: the Classified Staff Advisory Council, Extended Campuses, Academic Chairs Council, Faculty Senate, students, the business community, Provosts’ leadership, Service Professional Advisory Council, city and county elected officials and staff, and commissions. A separate session for all faculty also is being held from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5.

Members of these groups will receive information on their sessions via email.

For more information about the NAU presidential search or to submit questions or comments, visit the ABOR website.