VPAA Search Update

MEMORANDUM

DATE:              December 12, 2012
TO:                  Members of the Marygrove College Community
FROM              Sally Welch, Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee
SUBJECT:       Search Update

The Vice Presidential search is now officially underway, and I would like to report on the committee’s progress and schedule.

The Committee met on December 11, 2012, to revise and approve the search profile for this position. This profile was prepared by our Search Committee, Marygrove Staff and Faculty, and the Marygrove Communications Office, with the assistance of our Consultant from AGB Search, Dr. Loren J. Anderson.

Using the search profile as a guiding document, the committee discussed the needs of Marygrove as well as the opportunities and challenges facing the next Vice President.  This conversation, in turn, informed a list of leadership characteristics which we believe will be important for the Vice President to possess.  The search profile developed by the committee will be available on-line at http://www.marygrove.edu/faculty-staff/employment/search-for-vpaa.html after December 17, 2012.  After you have reviewed the profile, we hope you will suggest people you believe could serve effectively as our next Vice President, as well as those who may know other candidates. You also may refer names to Dr. Anderson of AGB Search at lja@agbsearch.com, or by phone (252) 223-3566.  Please know that the success of the search depends on the strong involvement of the Marygrove community, especially as the committee works to build the strongest candidate pool possible.

Over the next two months, your nominations and suggestions will be combined with those from national educational leaders, other colleges and universities, friends and alumni of Marygrove, advertising in six national on-line publications, and the work of our consultant.  In late January, we will begin to narrow the pool, moving toward a goal of campus interviews for finalists in early March.

The search is off to a very good start.  I will report to you again in late January as we begin the next major stage of the search process.

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