The Chancellor Search Committee has completed the initial round of interviews of applicants seeking to become the next chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and is preparing for the final steps in the selection process.
The initial round of interviews was conducted June 27 and 28 in Philadelphia following an extensive review of information submitted by and on behalf of chancellor applicants. The committee then met in Harrisburg July 11 to review the applicants’ references and to further narrow the field of possible candidates. Those selected for final interviews will meet with a variety of constituency groups July 23 and 24. Among those who will meet with the candidates over the two-day period will be Gov. Tom Corbett and representatives of the PASSHE Foundation Executive Board, the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT) Executive Board, PASSHE university presidents and union leaders and business community leaders.
The candidates will be formally interviewed by the Board of Governors July 25, after which the Board will discuss the candidates and review the feedback received by the various constituency groups.
The selection of the next chancellor would be expected soon after.