|April 22, 2013|
The Chancellor Search Committee has completed a series of open forums with constituent groups to gather input into the search for PASSHE’s next chancellor. The committee met April 10 with other members of the Board of Governors, PASSHE union leaders and University Senate leadership. The following day, the committee held additional meetings with the PASSHE university presidents, Office of the Chancellor executive staff and employees and representatives of the PASSHE Foundation. The committee met April 15 with student leaders and April 16 with the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, including the council chairs and the PACT Executive Board.
The forums were intended to provide an opportunity for individuals from the various groups to share their thoughts and ideas about the Chancellor’s position profile, and the important attributes needed in order to fulfill this important role in order to move PASSHE forward as a higher education leader.
After conducting the final forum with trustees, the committee reconvened to begin work on the position profile, considering the input received during the forums in the development of the document. To access the position profile, please click here
or use the link on the left-hand column of this page.
|March 21, 2013|
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and its 14 member universities play a vital role in the Commonwealth, helping to ensure its economic future by preparing tomorrow’s leaders in a vast array of career fields. The success of our students is paramount.
Strong leadership is essential, not only for the benefit of our students, but for all of Pennsylvania. As we embark on the process of selecting a new chancellor for PASSHE, the Board of Governors is committed to finding a leader who will provide strategic direction for the System while also serving as a strong advocate for our students and universities in advancing the goals of PASSHE with the Legislature and Governor, as well as with community and business leaders.
The chancellor’s search committee comprises the executive committee of the Board of Governors. In order to ensure a successful search, we will engage all of our campus constituencies – students, faculty, staff and administrators – as well as PASSHE university alumni; business, community and civic leaders; and others throughout the process. The more input we can gather, the better we can define the type of leader we all are looking for.
Over the next several weeks, we will conduct meetings with the various constituency groups, at which we will listen and learn. Several planning meetings already have been held to begin the process, and we also have engaged the services of an executive search firm to assist us.
As Board chairman, I promise a thorough and exhaustive search. Information on the progress of the search will be provided as we move forward. Regular updates will be posted on this website.
PASSHE’s next chancellor will take on the enormous challenge of leading our public university system at a time of historic change for higher education. It is our challenge to ensure we find the best individual to take on that role.
Guido M. Pichini
Chairman, Board of Governors
|March 21, 2013|
Constituent Forums will be held with various groups to gather ideas and suggestions regarding the key attributes desired of the next PASSHE chancellor. These meetings will provide an opportunity for a number of constituent groups to share their thoughts and ideas about the Chancellor’s position profile, and the important attributes needed in order to fulfill this important role of moving PASSHE forward as a higher education leader.
PASSHE is facing a series of new realities, including differing views about federal and state funding, growing concerns about the total cost of attendance for students, shifting enrollment and demographic patterns, changing student expectations in the areas of teaching and learning and evolving higher education public policy. We want to add your “voice” to this dialogue as the Chancellor profile is being developed and the search for the next leader of PASSHE begins.
Groups invited to participate in the Forums are members of the Board of Governors, PASSHE university presidents, PASSHE executive and non-executive staff, union leadership, University Senate leaders, representatives of the PASSHE Foundation, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT) and community business leaders.
|March 8, 2013|
The Chancellor Search Committee held its first formal planning meeting with Greenwood/Asher on March 8 at the Dixon University Center. A comprehensive discussion was held laying out the essential elements of a thorough recruitment plan from end to end. Over the next several weeks, PASSHE constituents will be invited to participate in forums to provide the search committee with their input regarding the profile of the next chancellor. This site will be our key means of providing updates on the progress of the search and recruitment process. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their information to Greenwood/Asher.
|March 1, 2013|
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. was selected by the search committee to begin the process of developing the chancellor search strategy, profile, and timeline.