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Presidential Search


Winter 2012-13

  • Dr. Tony McClain confirms his decision to retire no later than the end of the next academic year (2013-14).  He communicated that decision to the Board of Trustees at the November 2012 Board meeting.
  • The Trustees appointed a three person committee with the responsibility of appointing a full community search committee.
  • The committee is constituted and given their charge which is to manage the process to recruit and recommend finalist(s) for appointment as President of LSSU by the Board of Trustees.
  • Request for proposals are issued for potential search firm partners to assist with the president’s search. 

Spring 2013

  • Proposal reviews are conducted and completed; two firms are invited to campus for a day long campus based interview.
  • After extensive discussion, the committee selected EFL Associates, a Kansas City based executive search firm with a practice specializing in Higher Education.  The consultant, Jan Asnicar, will work directly with the search committee throughout the process. She brings experience as a faculty  member and administrator and six years of experience as a search consultant.

Summer 2013

  • Eight focus groups are held with a designated session allotted for each stakeholder group associated with Lake State.
  • The search committee met and discussed the Position Profile.
  • LSSU communications staff is participating in the development of a final document.
  • Search launch is scheduled for August.

Autumn 2013

  • EFL Associates begins active advertising and recruiting.
  • Committee will review applications and begin the interview process.
  • Finalists will be selected and invited to the LSSU Campus.
  • The Committee will make a candidate recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
  • Board of Trustees will select the eighth President of LSSU.



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