Institutional Executive Officer Search Process
as Adopted by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Approved January, 2008
 
 
1. Board President names Board Search Committee (BSC) members and BSC chair. The Commissioner, in consultation with the BSC, makes a recommendation to the Board with regard to a Search Consultant (SC). (Complete)
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2. BSC and Commissioner meet with campus constituency groups to hear what they want in their next institutional executive officer (IEO). (Complete)
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3. SC, in consultation with the Commissioner and with approval of the BSC, drafts a position advertisement. The position advertisement is placed. (In Progress)
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4. Commissioner receives recommendations from various university and community constituency groups regarding names for the Search Advisory Committee (SAC). (Complete)
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5. Commissioner appoints SAC members and SAC chair based on constituency group recommendations. (Complete)
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6. SAC briefed by Commissioner and SC regarding search process; SAC members sign Associated Press-style code of ethics. (Complete)
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7. Position nominations and applications received. (Complete)

8. SAC reviews and discusses all candidate résumés with the SC. (Complete)
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9. SAC recommends no less than five names, unranked, to the Commissioner; the Commissioner forwards names to the BSC. (Complete)

10. SAC self-selects a representative group of members, comprised of faculty, students, staff, and outside representatives, diverse in race and gender, to serve as the Interview Search Advisory Committee (ISAC) and participate as requested by the Board of Trustees throughout the remainder of the selection process. (Complete)
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11. BSC, in conjunction with Commissioner and SC, decides on candidates for preliminary interviews from the names sent forward from the SAC. (Complete)
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12. BSC and Commissioner, with input from ISAC, conduct first round of interviews. The number of candidates to be invited for a second round of interviews may be reduced by the BSC after in-depth conversations. (Complete)
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13. Reference contacts and background checks of candidates participating in the second round of interviews are made under the direction of the Commissioner and SC. (Complete)

14. BSC, Commissioner, and ISAC hear results of reference checks from SC. (Complete)
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15. Second round of interviews conducted. BSC and Commissioner, with input from ISAC, conduct second round of interviews. (Complete)
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16. BSC, in consultation with Commissioner, narrows field of candidates to two or three. (Complete)
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17. Board of Trustees meets to hear candidate recommendations. Further candidate assessments are made by the Board of Trustees. Input sought from ISAC. (Complete)
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18. Board announces preferred candidate. (Complete)
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19. 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. (Complete)
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20. Board receives preferred candidate feedback from constituency groups and decides if preferred candidate should be named IEO. (Complete)

21. Possible IEO announcement or announcement that the search will continue. (Complete)
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Contact Information
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Telephone: 601.432.6198
Fax: 601.432.6972
Email: Board of Trustees

Dr. Thomas C. Meredith
Commissioner of Higher Education

Annie S. Mitchell, APR
Director of Media Relations, Communications & Marketing
Telephone: 601.432.6493
Fax: 601.432.6891

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Jan Greenwood
Telephone: 850.650.2277



Downloads
IEO Search Process (PDF)

Board Search Policy 201.0608: Institutional Executive Officer Search Process (PDF)

IEO Search Process Presentation
PowerPoint Version
Adobe PDF Version

Request for Proposal
The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (Board of Trustees) is requesting proposals from executive search firms for the next President of Mississippi Valley State University. Click here for more information.

Listening Session Minutes

October 8, 2008 Search Committee Meeting Minutes

September 23-24, 2008 Search Committee Meeting Minutes

September 10, 2008 Search Committee Meeting Minutes

Search Committee Code of Ethics

Presidential Job Description

Presidential Job Advertisment



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