University continues search for Norton’s replacement

“Selecting a president for the university is the number one responsibility for the board of trustees,” said Chairman of the Board, Dick Monfort.  

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The Board of Trustees and the Search Committee held their introductory meeting on Tuesday to begin the process of finding a new president to take over when Kay Norton resigns in the spring of 2018.  The meeting focused on the role of the Search Committee and established a timeline and format for feedback to be discussed by the committee on Oct. 20.

“Selecting a president for the university is the number one responsibility for the board of trustees,” said Chairman of the Board, Dick Monfort.

Dan Satriana, UNC’s general council started the meeting with general responsibilities of the committee and the board, including writing the job description, establishing job search goals and selection procedures.

The meeting on Oct. 20 will focus on the feedback gathered by the committee members through a Qualtrics survey created by The Office of Assessment and Accreditation. Additional feedback can be gathered independently by the Search Committee members. The survey will be available to the members in a couple of days according to Dan Weaver, Vice President of External and University Relations.

The results of this survey will be closed on Oct. 16 and brought to the Oct. 20 meeting for review and discussion by the committee and the board.

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This is a three question survey to rank leadership characteristics desired by the students, faculty and donors at UNC.  The first question determines the participant’s role at UNC such as student, faculty or member of the public.  The second question is a sliding scale question where participants rank the importance of listed leadership qualities.  The third question is opened ended and allows the participant to detail additional leadership characteristics with at 100 word limit.  There will be a word cloud generated from the answers of the third question.

Monfort closed up the meeting saying that the Search Committee already has a good framework of leadership qualities and the role of the Search Committee will be to prioritize these qualities and make sure they represent their constituents adequately at the Oct. 20 meeting.

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