Mississippi Public Universities
University of Mississippi
Institutional Executive Officer Search Process
  1. Board President names Board Search Committee (BSC) members and BSC chair.

  2. Search consultant (SC) is selected.

  3. Position description and advertisement is placed.

  4. Recommendations are received from various university and community constituency groups regarding names for the Campus Search Advisory Committee (CSAC).

  5. CSAC members and CSAC chair are named, based on constituency group recommendations.

  6. Position nominations and applications are received.

  7. Campus listening sessions are held with constituency groups to hear what qualities and qualifications they would like to see in their next institutional executive officer (IEO).

  8. CSAC members independently review all candidate resumes.

  9. CSAC members independently submit, unranked, recommendations of at least five candidates to the BSC.

  10. A representative group of CSAC members, comprised of faculty, students, staff, and outside representatives, diverse in race and gender, is selected to serve on Interview Search Advisory Committee (ISAC) to participate as requested by the Board throughout the remainder of the selection process.

  11. After reviewing the candidates and the recommendations of the CSAC members, the BSC makes recommendations to the Board as to which candidates should be interviewed.

  12. First-round interviews of candidates designated by the Board are conducted.

  13. After considering the candidates interviewed and the views of the ISAC members, the BSC makes recommendations to the Board as to which candidates should be invited for second interviews.

  14. Reference contacts and background checks are conducted on candidates participating in the second round of interviews.

  15. Second-round interviews are conducted.

  16. Board of Trustees meets to hear candidate assessments and views of ISAC members. Further candidate assessments are made by Board of Trustees.

  17. Board of Trustees announces preferred candidate.

  18. Preferred candidate is 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.

  19. Board receives preferred candidate feedback from constituency groups and decides if preferred candidate should be named IEO.

  20. Board announces either that the preferred candidate has been named IEO or that search will continue.