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  • March 8, 2018

    Following the feedback that we received from the Faculty Senate and from those in attendance at the Town Hall discussions, the Presidential Search and Screen Committee unanimously voted for a resolution recommending to the Board of Regents that finalists for the position of KSU's next president be invited to visit the campus prior to the final confirming vote by the BOR.

    We are happy to report that the Board has accepted our recommendation. The official response is posted here.

    Doug Moodie, Chair
    Presidential Search and Screen Committee

    • March 5, 2018

      The KSU presidential search and screen committee unanimously voted for the following resolution and sent it to the Chancellor.

      The KSU presidential search and screen committee recommends that the Board of Regents invite the finalist(s) to visit campus during the interval between the announcement of the name(s) of finalist(s) and the final confirming vote by the Board of Regents and that the search remain confidential during the rest of the process.

      Additionally, we have attached a draft copy of the job description. We encourage anyone who has feedback to share it with us using the form on the presidentialwebsite: http://presidentialsearch.kennesaw.edu/. Our plan is to post the final version by the end of next week.

      Finally, as a reminder, if you have nominations, please share those with us via this link on the presidential search website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HWZX98.

      Thank you for your input.

      Doug Moodie, Chair
      Presidential Search and Screen Committee

      • February 26, 2018

        Some of you have inquired about the policies that govern the search process so we wanted to share with the campus community the following Board of Regents Policy that addresses presidential searches.

        Following are the key points of the search process, which are in compliance with the Open Records Act, the Open Meetings Act, and the Board of Regents Policy 2.2 governing selection of a president. 

        • The campus presidential search and screen committee submits “3 to 5 five unranked names to a Regents Special Committee for consideration.”
        • The three to five individuals submitted by the campus committee and interviewed by the Regents committee are not “finalists”. Neither the campus committee nor the Regents Special Committee is authorized to name finalists.
        • The Regents Special Committee, at some point after conducting candidate interviews, meets with the full Board and discusses personnel matters related to interviews and hiring in executive session.
        • The full Board of Regents subsequently votes to name a finalist or finalists in open session no fewer than five business days prior to any final Board of Regents action. Documents related to any such finalist shall be subject to inspection and copying.
        • The full Board of Regents appoints the next president.  

        Additionally, when using a search process to fill a presidency, the Board must name a finalist or finalists “five business days prior to the meeting at which final action or vote is to be taken on the position of president of a unit of the University System of Georgia.” O.C.G.A. 50-18-72 (a) (11).  

        There is a reference to a 14-day waiting period but as clarification, this is specific to a search for an agency head not a president of a university.

        We hope this provides some clarification and information.

        We will continue to keep you updated.

        Doug Moodie, Chair
        Members of the Presidential Search Committee

        • Kennesaw State University Presidential Search Committees Named

          Office of Communications
          Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
          Feb. 1, 2018

          Contact: Charlie Sutlive
          Phone: (404) 962-3050

          ATLANTA (Feb. 1. 2018) – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has named the two committees responsible for conducting a national search for the next president of Kennesaw State University (KSU): The Presidential Search and Screen Committee and the Regents’ Special Committee.

          “The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will play a critical role in the future of Kennesaw State University,” said Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “The committee has representation from faculty, staff, students, alumni, the foundation, and the Cobb County community. I’m grateful for their support and willingness to participate in the search process.”

          The search and screening of candidates is the responsibility of the 14-member, campus-based Presidential Search and Screen Committee as follows:

          • Douglas Moodie, Ph.D., professor of management, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Coles College of Business; Presidential Search Committee chair
          • Victoria Brock, president, KSU Student Government Association
          • Steve Ellis, assistant solicitor general, Cobb County Solicitor’s Office, and president, KSU Alumni Association; KSU alumnus
          • Joya Carter Hicks, Ph.D., associate professor in special education, Bagwell College of Education; president, KSU Faculty Senate
          • Carol Holtz, Ph.D., R.N., professor of nursing, WellStar School of Nursing, WellStar College of Health and Human Services
          • Lei Li, Ph.D., professor of information technology, Department of Information Technology, College of Computing and Software Engineering
          • Sharon Mason, president and chief executive officer, Cobb Chamber
          • Igbagboleke “Iggy” Mobolaji, vice president, KSU Student Government Association
          • Ivan Pulinkala, Ed.D., professor and chair, Department of Dance, College of the Arts
          • Stacey Solomon, M.Ed., director, Dual Enrollment Program, and chair, KSU Staff Senate; KSU alumna
          • Kerwin Swint, Ph.D., professor of political science and director, School of Government and International Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
          • Trenton D. Turk, president and chief executive officer, GeoSurvey, Ltd.; chair (interim), KSU Foundation; chair, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Dean’s Advisory Council; Southern Polytechnic State University alumnus
          • Roger Tutterow, Ph.D., professor of economics, Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis, and director, Econometric Center, Coles College of Business
          • David Veazie, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

          The duties of the campus-based committee include the development of a position description, recruiting candidates and conducting interviews. The search firm of Parker Executive Search of Atlanta has been engaged to assist the search committee.

          The charge to the campus-based committee will take place on Feb. 14, 2018, at Kennesaw State University. At the conclusion of its work, the campus-based committee will forward the credentials of three to five unranked candidates to the Regents’ Special Committee for consideration.

          The Regents’ Special Committee will be chaired by Regent Neil L. Pruitt Jr., and includes Regents W. Paul Bowers, James M. Hull, Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, Sachin Shailendra, Kessel D. Stelling Jr., and Philip A. Wilheit Sr. The Board of Regents has sole authority to appoint the next president.

           

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