UNCG’s Staff Senate hosted the first of many UNCG forums that will elicit input in the early stage of the chancellor search process. It was held Jan. 8, as the second half of the regularly scheduled Staff Senate meeting.
Staff members and search committee members Kim Zinke, Lori Kerr and Mary Swantek led the forum, asking for input. There was lots of discussion and helpful comments for nearly an hour. Several other committee members were on hand as well.
The questions at this forum – and likely at future forums – were essentially these:
- What are the major challenges – and opportunities – the next chancellor will face?
- What kind of person do you feel is best equipped to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities? What kind of experience, management/leadership style, world view, personality, etc.?
- What are compelling reasons that would convince any “reluctant candidates” to explore this opportunity?
Susan Safran, Trustees chair and chair of the search committee, noted that there will be forums until early February. She encouraged everyone to make use of the search web site, http://chancellorsearch.wp.uncg.edu.
You can provide input there, she said. The committee wants input from the “whole community of UNCG.”
“If you think of something, go to the web site – send us comments,” she said. “Nothing is too small.”
See schedule of forums later this month on campus.
Updated Jan. 15 to correct misspelling and a title.