PSAC Minutes

 

Semifinalist Off-campus interviews, March 20-21, 2014

Participating:
Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Chair, NMU Presidential Search Committee
Dr. Katherine Haley, Senior Consultant, WittKieffer
Ms. Sheila Murphy, Search Consultant, WittKieffer
Ms. Theresa Nease, Secretary of the Board
Mr. Stephen F. Adamini, Search Committee Member
Mr. Nathan Bradbury, Search Committee Member
Mr. Sten Fjeldheim, Search Committee Member
Ms. Felecia Flack, Search Committee Member
Dr. Alec Lindsay, Search Committee Member
Dr. Joseph Lubig, Search Committee Member
Mr. Steve Mitchell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Jane Surrell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Rebecca Thompson, Search Committee Member
Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick, Search Committee Member

 

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee interviewed 10 semifinalists on Thursday and Friday, March 20-21 in off-campus, in-person interviews, selecting four finalists to invite to campus during the weeks of March 31 and April 7.  Two candidates will visit in the first week and two in the second week. The committee discussed an online survey and/or feedback forms will be made available to NMU students, faculty, staff, alumni and U.P. community members to provide input on their candidate preferences, which the PSAC will review following the on-campus visits.

 

 

Meeting Summary for March 10, 2014

Participating:
Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Chair, NMU Presidential Search Committee
Dr. Katherine Haley, Senior Consultant, WittKieffer
Ms. Sheila Murphy, Search Consultant, WittKieffer
Ms. Theresa Nease, Secretary of the Board
Mr. Stephen F. Adamini, Search Committee Member
Mr. Nathan Bradbury, Search Committee Member
Mr. Sten Fjeldheim, Search Committee Member
Ms. Felecia Flack, Search Committee Member
Dr. Alec Lindsay, Search Committee Member
Dr. Joseph Lubig, Search Committee Member
Mr. Steve Mitchell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Jane Surrell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Rebecca Thompson, Search Committee Member
Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick, Search Committee Member

 

Dr. Wilkinson reviewed the search timeline, the Board of Trustees Presidential Search Resolution, and the Presidential Search Advisory Committee’s role in the search process.  Dr. Haley reviewed the pool development process and the due diligence that was done to develop a diverse group of presidential candidates. The Committee reviewed the candidates and developed a list of 10 to invite to offsite interviews. Two alternate candidates were held in reserve.

 

Meeting Summary for November 26, 2013

Conference Call

Present:

Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, Chair, NMU Board of Trustees
Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Chair, NMU Presidential Search Committee
Dr. Katherine Haley, Senior Consultant, WittKieffer
Ms. Theresa Nease, Secretary of the Board
Mr. Kurt McCamman, Legal Counsel
Mr. Stephen F. Adamini, Search Committee Member
Mr. Nathan Bradbury, Search Committee Member
Ms. Felecia Flack, Search Committee Member
Dr. Alec Lindsay, Search Committee Member
Dr. Joseph Lubig, Search Committee Member
Mr. Steve Mitchell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Jane Surrell, Search Committee Member
Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick, Search Committee Member

Absent -- Mr. Sten Fjeldheim, Search Committee Member; Ms. Rebecca Thompson, Search Committee Member

The committee worked with Dr. Katherine Haley, senior consultant from Witt/Kieffer, via teleconference to review the draft Presidential Leadership Profile. Suggested revisions were discussed.  A final draft was then sent to the committee members on Nov. 27 with comments requested be sent to Theresa Nease by Dec. 2. Ms. Nease forwarded the collected comments on to Witt/Kieffer. Witt/Kieffer, which finalized the Leadership Profile. The finalized profile was provided to the NMU Communications Office, which took the revised document and put it in the desired design and formatting for posting on the NMU presidential search website.

 

Meeting Summary for November 8, 2013

Present:

Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, Chair, NMU Board of Trustees
Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Chair, NMU Presidential Search Committee
Dr. Katherine Haley, Senior Consultant, WittKieffer
Ms. Theresa Nease, Secretary of the Board
Mr. Kurt McCamman, Legal Counsel
Mr. Stephen F. Adamini, Search Committee Member
Mr. Nathan Bradbury, Search Committee Member
Mr. Sten Fjeldheim, Search Committee Member
Ms. Felecia Flack, Search Committee Member
Dr. Alec Lindsay, Search Committee Member
Dr. Joseph Lubig, Search Committee Member
Mr. Steve Mitchell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Jane Surrell, Search Committee Member
Ms. Rebecca Thompson (via telephone), Search Committee Member
Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick, Search Committee Member

The committee was introduced to Dr. Katherine Haley, senior consultant from Witt/Kieffer.  Dr. Haley summarized the NMU groups she me with on campus up during her visit, discussed the presidential search communication plan and tentative timeline, and reviewed how candidates will post applications to the secure WittKieffer website. Dr. Haley made recommendations on where to advertise the position in addition to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Also introduced was Mr. Kurt McCamman of Miller Canfield, who reviewed Michigan law as it relates to university presidential searches.