Presidential Search Process
1. Board President names Board Search Committee (BSC) members and BSC chair
Board Search Committee

2. Search consultant (SC) selected
Special Board of Trustees Meeting Video
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3. Position description and advertisement placed
Position Announcement

4. Recommendations received from various university and community constituency groups regarding names for the Search Advisory Committee (SAC).
A Letter from Commissioner Bounds

5. SAC members and SAC chair named, based on constituency group recommendations.
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6. Position nominations and applications received.

7. Campus listening sessions held with constituency groups to hear what they want in their next institutional executive officer (IEO)
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8. SAC reviews and discusses all candidate resumes with SC.

9. SAC submits recommendations to the BSC.
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10. SAC self-selects a representative group of members, comprised of faculty, students, staff, and outside representatives, diverse in race and gender, to serve on Interview Search Advisory Committee (ISAC) to participate as requested by the Board throughout the remainder of the selection process.

11. BSC decides on candidates for preliminary interviews from the names sent forward by the SAC.

12. First-round interviews
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13. Reference contacts and background checks conducted of candidates participating in the second round of interviews.

14. Second-round interviews
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15. BSC narrows field of candidates.

16. Board of Trustees meets to hear candidate recommendations. Further candidate assessments are made by Board of Trustees.

17. Board announces preferred candidate.
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Dr. Christopher Brown

18. Preferred candidate brought to campus to engage in open interviews with various campus constituency groups, who are given the opportunity to provide feedback to the Board regarding the preferred candidate.
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19. Board receives preferred candidate feedback from constituency groups and decides if preferred candidate should be named IEO.

20. Possible IEO announcement or announcement that search will continue.
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Dr. Christopher Brown

Contact Information
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6623

Advisory Committee
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Listening Session Documents
Minutes (Aug. 31, 2010)
Presented to BSC

IEO Search Process
20-Step Process (PDF)

Request for Proposals
Executive Search Firms

Policies & Bylaws
IEO Search Process

Quick Links
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