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Institutional Executive Officer Search
Process

Policy Note: Rather than engaging in the extended search process described below, the Board may, in its discretion, interview candidates that are known to the Board and consider their selection in accordance with the expedited process described in Policies & Bylaws.

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

  2. Board announces the search is underway.

  3. Search consultant (SC) is selected.

  4. The Commissioner and Board may consider the input of constituents regarding preferred characteristics of a new IEO.

  5. The Board may appoint a Search Advisory Constituency (SAC).

  6. Position advertisement is placed and a general schedule for the search is developed.

  7. Position nominations and applications are received.

  8. The Commissioner and Board Search Committee Chair review all candidate resumes.

  9. The Commissioner and the Board Search Committee Chair makes recommendations to the Board Search Committee as to which candidates should be interviewed.

  10. The Board Search Committee determines which candidates will be interviewed.

  11. Background checks of all candidates to be interviewed in the first round are completed.

  12. First-round interviews of candidates are conducted.

  13. Reference contacts are made on the candidates as determined by the Board.

  14. The BSC makes recommendations to the Board as to which candidates should be invited for second interviews.

  15. If deemed necessary by the Board, second-round interviews, and any additional interviews, are conducted.

  16. The Board meets to hear candidate assessments from the Board Search Committee and the Commissioner.

  17. The Board votes to name the institution’s new Institutional Executive Officer or to delay, suspend or extend the search.

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