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Governance

Presidential Search

ESTABLISHMENT AND MEMBERSHIP

The Board of Trustees recognizes the significance of its responsibility to select the next President of Huston Tillotson University and has determined that the formation of a search committee would substantively support and facilitate the fulfillment of this responsibility.  Accordingly, the Board directed the establishment of a formal Presidential Search Committee (PSC) and authorized the Board Chairperson to appoint its membership.  As specified by the Board, the PSC is comprised of persons representing the Board of Trustees, Faculty, Alumni, Student Body, Staff and other support constituencies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The PSC is charged with the general responsibility to plan, organize and conduct a fair, impartial and comprehensive search.  The PSC will be assisted by the services of a search firm or consultant and shall coordinate its activities with University Administration. 

The Board has promulgated the following specific tasks and duties:

  1. Establish policies and procedures to govern the search and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the process;
  2. Establish a timetable which enables the selection process to conclude in time for the next President to assume duties by July 1, 2015;
  3. Solicit the services of a search firm or consultant, evaluate responses and make a recommendation to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees;
  4. Develop a budget for the search process and submit it to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for review and approval;
  5.  Ensure the Board is regularly apprised of the status and progress of the search process;
  6. Formulate a communications plan to ensure that the HT community and stakeholders are appropriately apprised of the status and progress of the search process;
  7. Develop a position profile which reflects the skills, abilities, experiences and other selection criteria for the next President;
  8. Conduct a national search to generate a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates;
  9. Ensure the exercise of due diligence in the screening, vetting and evaluation of candidates;
  10. Recommend, from among the applicants, a pool of three finalists to be evaluated by the Board of Trustees. 

 

TRUSTEES

Trennis Jones, Committee Chair

C. Lee Cooke

Terrence Grant-Malone*

Lauren Ingram*

Kathryn Page*

Albert Hawkins, Ex Officio, Board Chair 

FACULTY

Carolyn Golden, School of Business and Technology

Gloria Quinlan, College of Arts and Sciences

STUDENT BODY

Katherine Clark

Calvin McGhee, SGA President

 

 

 

HT ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL STAFF 

Linda Y. Jackson – Director of University Relations

Rich Oppel, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sara Summers – Special Assistant to the President

Jeff Wilson – Dean of the University College and Interim Dean of Enrollment Management

                                                                     

OTHER HT SUPPORT COMMUNITIES

Norm Chenven, Founder and CEO of Austin Regional Clinic (Austin Chamber of Commerce)

Natalie Cofield, President and CEO, Greater Austin Black Chamber

Gerald D. Lord, Associate General Secretary, GBHEM (The United Methodist Church)

Teddy McDaniel, President and CEO, Austin Area Urban League

*Huston-Tillotson Alumnus