Presidential search open forum transcripts posted

October 2, 2014 | News, PresidentialSearch, UToday
By Jon Strunk

Transcripts for four presidential search open forums held in September have been posted on the presidential search website and distributed to members of the presidential search committee and the Board of Trustees.

Comments submitted to the presidential search website also were posted.

“This information is critical for our partners at Witt/Kieffer as they reach out to potential presidential candidates and even more so for the search committee and the Board of Trustees as we integrate the views of the campus community into the selection process,” said Joseph Zerbey, chair of the presidential search committee and the Board of Trustees.

The open forums as well as the many conversations with small groups across the University community during the summer and early fall were an essential part of the process, said search consultant Dennis Barden, who, along with colleague Carson Dye, has started the process of recruiting candidates.

“I think people who read the transcripts will see a number of common themes running throughout,” Barden said. “It is my belief that there is a lot of consistency across the UT family regarding the ideal next president being sought to lead The University of Toledo.”

Zerbey expressed his thanks to Larry Burns, UT vice president for external affairs, and his team for coordinating the open forums.

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