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The 27th President of the University of Vermont

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Charge to the Presidential Search Committee

The primary charge of the Presidential Search Committee is: To provide to the Board of Trustees an unranked recommendation of suitable candidates, with a proposed target date of no later than February, 2019.

Among the essential duties of the Presidential Search Committee are: 

  • Soliciting perspectives about the challenges, opportunities, and leadership needs of the University of Vermont.
  • Creating a Leadership Statement for the 27th President of the University of Vermont as well as all advertisements and other recruitment documents and strategies.
  • Developing  a recruitment plan that that ensures broad national exposure.
  • Actively participating in the process of recruiting nominations and applications from a diversity of backgrounds, including women and underrepresented groups.
  • Ensuring that candidates receive accurate and thorough information about the University of Vermont at each stage of the process from a wide range of perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Assuring compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures, in particular policies related to equal opportunity and affirmative action.
  • Selecting and interviewing semifinalists.  Overseeing the checking of references of semifinalists.
  • Arranging campus visits for finalists and spouses/partners.
  • Gathering  and considering feedback from members of the University community regarding candidates.
  • Communicating regularly with the University Community about the status and progress of the search.
  • Maintaining utmost confidentiality at all times with respect to nominees, applicants and candidates as well the Committee’s deliberation.
Approved by the Board of Trustees September 8, 2018

Last modified September 10 2018 08:25 AM

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