Presidential Search Update

Presidential Search Update

January 17, 2017

Dear Campus Community:

The Presidential Search Committee met this past weekend to interview the semi-finalist pool it had previously identified.  The Committee interviewed each candidate in order to narrow the pool to the finalists.  The finalists will be interviewed by the Stakeholder Advisory Group and then by the Board of Governors, for their final decision.

Nearly two-thirds of the candidates in the semi-finalist pool expressed to R. William Funk and Associates that they would not have entered the search had it been the traditional, open process.  The confidential process, using the Stakeholder Advisory Group to provide feedback about the candidates, resulted in a search that included a robust group of experienced applicants from across the country.

We would like to thank the Presidential Search Committee, who devoted countless hours to reviewing applicant files, checking references, and interviewing our pool of candidates.  They served and represented Truman State University with distinction.  We look forward to successfully completing the process with the naming of the next President, according to schedule.


Mike LaBeth, Chair, Board of Governors
Sarah Burkemper, Past Chair, Board of Governors

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