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Institutional Executive Officer Search Progress
BSC Named
Board President names Board Search Committee (BSC) members and BSC chair.
Search Announced
Board announces the search is underway.
Consultant Selected
Search consultant (SC) is selected.
Input Considered
The Commissioner and Board may consider the input of constituents regarding preferred characteristics of a new IEO.
SAC Named
The Board may appoint a Search Advisory Constituency (SAC).
Ads Placed
Position advertisement is placed and a general schedule for the search is developed.
Applications Received
Position nominations and applications are received.
Resumes Reviewed
The Commissioner and Board Search Committee Chair review all candidate resumes.
Candidates Recommended
The Commissioner and the Board Search Committee Chair makes recommendations to the Board Search Committee as to which candidates should be interviewed.
Candidates Reviewed
The Board Search Committee determines which candidates will be interviewed.
Backgrounds Checked
Background checks of all candidates to be interviewed in the first round are completed.
1st-Round Interviews
First-round interviews of candidates are conducted.
References Contacted
Reference contacts are made on the candidates as determined by the Board.
BSC Recomendations
The BSC makes recommendations to the Board as to which candidates should be invited for second interviews.
2nd-Round Interviews
If deemed necessary by the Board, second-round interviews, and any additional interviews, are conducted.
Candidate Assessments
The Board meets to hear candidate assessments from the Board Search Committee and the Commissioner.
Board Votes
The Board votes to name the institution’s new Institutional Executive Officer or to delay, suspend or extend the search.

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