Vice-Chancellor Search Committee and Process Announced
Constituent Input Invited
University of the South regents Joseph DeLozier, C’77, and Margaret McLarty, the chair and vice chair of the Vice-Chancellor Search Committee, have named the following members to serve on the committee:
Robert Skirving, H’15, chancellor of the University ; John Bauerschmidt, H’07, bishop of Tennessee; Mary Ellen Fagan, C’20, student in the College; Jay Fisher, C’79, deputy secretary of the Board of Trustees; John Ford, former regent; Reid Funston, C’86, regent; Marichal Gentry, C’86, College staff member; Virginia “Fairlie” Herron, C’92, alumni trustee; Benjamin King, School of Theology faculty member; Andrea Mansker, College faculty member; Thelma “Nikki” Mathis, T’08, diocesan trustee; Jon Meacham, C’91, former regent; Deon Miles, College faculty member; Katherine Nielsen, regent; and Ruth Sanchez, C’86, College faculty member.
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been retained to assist the Search Committee.
The Search Committee invites input from various University constituents as it determines the qualities and characteristics for the next vice-chancellor. A vice-chancellor search survey and several upcoming meetings will provide opportunities for participation.
All University constituents are invited to share their thoughts about the characteristics and qualities desired in the next vice-chancellor by taking this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SewaneePresidential.... The survey is anonymous and will require about 10 minutes to complete. Results will be shared with the Search Committee and the search consultants. Please complete the survey by Friday, Sept. 27.
Various University constituents are invited to participate in the following open forums taking place on campus on Monday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Monday, Sept. 23, 3:30–4:30 p.m., open forum for College faculty, Gailor Auditorium; 5:30–6:30 p.m., open forum for College students, Gailor Auditorium; 7:30–8:30 p.m., open forum for community members, Convocation Hall.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9–10 a.m., open forum for University staff, Convocation Hall; 3–4 p.m., open forum for School of Theology faculty, Hamilton Hall Room 223, 4–5 p.m., open forum for School of Theology students, Hargrove Auditorium.
The search consultant and members of the Search Committee will join the trustees and regents during their meeting on Oct. 10 and 11.
Based on the information received through the survey and constituent meetings, the Search Committee will compile a vice-chancellor profile and requirements to begin the search process. Over the winter months, the Search Committee will continue its work in anticipation of an election of the 17th Vice-Chancellor by the Board of Trustees in early spring.
Anyone with a question about the search may direct it to <email@example.com>. One of the committee members will respond.