November 14, 2016

Chancellor search committee establishes timeline

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will begin reviewing applications Jan. 15, 2017.

Ads soliciting applications and nominations were placed last week in both print and online editions of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Women in Higher Education, and other venues.

SIU System President Randy Dunn announced the formation of the search committee last month.

Dunn’s charge to the advisory committee was “to work as expeditiously as possible.”

“I would really like to have this decided by late March if possible for big decisions that potentially will need to be made later in the spring,” he said, referring to the ongoing state budget crisis.

He also asked the committee to make special efforts to attract candidates from under-represented groups. 

Laurie Achenbach, dean of the College of Science and chair of the advisory committee, said the group decided not to use an outside consultant for the search. That decision led the committee to expand the number of advertising venues, especially those online. 

The complete position description, which includes information about submitting nominations and applications, and other materials are available on the chancellor search website.