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Meet with presidential search committee

A public forum providing the community an opportunity to give comments to representatives of the presidential search committee and the search firm will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in 1 Upham Hall.

Fred G. Wall, Miami board of trustees chair, has announced the members of the committee that will assist in the search for a successor to James C. Garland, Miami's 20th president. The committee is charged with submitting a slate of candidates to the board of trustees for its consideration.

At its Sept. 16 meeting the board adopted a resolution outlining the composition of the committee. The resolution stipulates that the board chair appoints three trustees (one of whom is the chair of the search committee), one administrative staff member and one alumni representative. Three faculty members elected by Faculty Assembly and one undergraduate student elected by Associated Student Government complete the nine-person committee. According to board regulations, the chair of the board is an ex officio member of all board committees.

Members of the presidential search committee include trustees Laurel Dawson (chair of the committee), David Herche and Lolita McDavid. Faculty representatives are James Brock, Bill R. Moeckel Professor of Economics; Karen Schilling, professor and chair of psychology; and John Skillings, vice provost. The undergraduate student is Jennifer North, a junior political science major. The administrative staff representative is Richard Nault, vice president for student affairs, and the alumni representative is Roger Howe, a former trustee and board chair. The executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller of Boston, Mass., has been retained to assist with the search process.

“I am pleased with those who have accepted the challenge to participate in the search for a new president. This is one of the most important decisions a university can make, and the board appreciates the willingness of the committee members to serve Miami,” Wall said.

Date Published: 10/13/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 11


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