Search Timeline

  • Mid-November: On-campus visit by Witt-Kieffer representative to meet with students, faculty, staff for focus discussions on presidential profile
  • Mid-November: Launch of presidential search website
  • Late November: Posting of institutional and presidential profile on website
  • December, January and February: Application period begins. Witt-Kieffer will recruit highly qualified candidates during this period.
  • February: Presidential search advisory committee begins review of applicants.
  • Mid-February, members of the Board of Trustees serving on presidential search advisory committee will meet with campus leaders to give an update on the search.
  • March 3, 2014: Deadline for applicants, although qualified candidates will be considered until a hire is finalized.
     
  • Week of March 10: Presidential search advisory committee selects finalists for first-round interviews.
  • Week of March 17: PSAC completes off-campus, in-person interviews with 10 semifinalists.
  • Late March/early April: Presidential search advisory committee selects finalists to bring to campus.
     
  • Week of March 31, April 7 and  April 14: On-campus visits by finalists.
    • Each of the candidates will make a 5-7 minute presentation at a public forum held at 4 p.m. in the University Center on the day of their visit. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
    • April 3 - Robert Ackerman
    • April 8 - Fritz Erickson
    • April 10 - Greg Cant
    • April 15 - Cynthia Pemberton (rescheduled from original April 1 date)
       
  • Week of March 31, April 7 and April 14: Feedback sessions:
    • April 4, - 2 p.m., Peter White Lounge, University Center
    • April 9 - 2 p.m., Brule Room, University Center
    • April 11 - 1:30 p.m., Ontario Room, University Center
    • April 16, 1:30 p.m., Peter White Lounge, University Center
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  • April 22 -- Board calls special public session to select president.
  • July 1: Desired date for new president to begin work at NMU.