Penn State officially begins search for next president
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Penn State officially begins search for next president

After collecting feedback for months, Penn State is officially start your search for the 19th president of the university.

Research is ongoing now that Penn State has developed a “Management profile” which aims to summarize what the next university leader should bring to this role. The profile includes unsurprising characteristics such as strong leadership skills, academic background and a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.

Penn State’s profile identified three “core abilities”: a strong sense of strategy, a commitment to building organizational capacity, and a passion for leading people.

“We are seeking a collaborative leader with an interdisciplinary perspective to continue to advance the University’s teaching, research and public service mission,” said Board Chairman Matt Schuyler. “The ideal candidate will be dedicated to supporting student success and the achievements of faculty and staff, while continuing to build on our commitment to access and affordability, raising our research profile and advancing diversity.” , equity and inclusion in our campus communities. ”

Current president Eric Barron plans to retire at the conclusion of his current contract next June and a Presidential Recruitment and Selection Committee will lead the charge to find his successor. The group consists primarily of current and former administrators, with only three faculty members and one student.

The Selection Committee will ultimately recommend one or more of the top finalists to the Board of Directors, which will carry out a “thorough recruitment and vetting process”.

Penn State has also partnered with global executive search firm Spencer Stuart to help them find their next leader.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members can nominate candidates by sending an email to the research committee. They should include the candidate’s name, contact details, background and qualifications.

More information on the search for the next Penn State President is available on the board of directors website.