Presidential SearchPresidential Search


March 1-2, 2012
During the mid-year retreat, the Board of Governors decides to proceed with the search for the 11th president of Missouri State University.
March 8
The campus community (email) and general public (news release) are informed of the Board’s decision to begin the search.
March 30
The 20-member Presidential Search Committee is named by Board of Governors Chair Gordon Elliott and approved by the Board at its regular meeting.
April 30
During a special conference call meeting, the Board of Governors reviews the job description for the president and also approves the 25-Year Assumptions/Presidential Competencies document, both of which will guide the search.
May 11
The Presidential Search Committee meets for the first time to organize the search.
May 17
Publicity and advertising officially begins.
July 13
Date for application materials to be submitted in order for candidates to receive optimal consideration.
July 13-Aug.24
Committee reviews application materials, screens candidates and selects semifinalists.
Sept. 8-9
Committee conducts interviews with semifinalists.
Soon after Sept. 19
Committee recommends 2-4 of the semifinalists for on-campus interviews.
Oct. 3-17
Anticipated on-campus interviews.
By Nov. 1
Board of Governors names new president, with starting date negotiable.