MARQUETTE Ã‚– The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has selected an executive search firm and approved the formation of an advisory committee to assist in the process of selecting a new president.
During a special conference call meeting Monday, the board passed a resolution authorizing Chair Mary Campbell to negotiate and execute a contract with A.T. Kearney, an international executive search firm with headquarters in Alexandria, Va. According to its corporate literature, A.T. Kearney has clients throughout the United States. They range from small, private liberal arts colleges to large state university systems to independent schools.
The firm has placed presidents, chancellors and other administrative leaders from inside academia and from non-traditional backgrounds. It has worked with three other state universities: Central, Western, and the University of Michigan.
The board resolution also establishes guidelines for assembling a presidential search advisory committee (PSAC) to assist in identifying qualified candidates for the NMU presidency. Trustee Samuel S. Benedict will serve as chair of the PSAC. Members selected will represent the campus and community. Ã‚
Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Benedict indicated that he will begin contacting prospective PSAC members immediately.