The OSU Board of Trustees has approved a presidential search process and timeline. The process and timeline were informed by feedback from members of the Board, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and Isaacson, Miller.

OSU PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH 2021-22


Search Work Plan

Review the search work plan here.


MAY - EARLY JUNE

  • SAC conducts screening interviews
  • SAC recommends slate of semifinalists to the Board Chair
  • In executive session, the Board Chair makes his recommendation on semifinalists for the Board’s consideration
  • In executive session, Board interviews the selected semifinalist and determines list of finalists
  • In public session, Board announces finalists
  • Finalists visit OSU in Corvallis, including public forums and other meetings (including the Board, SAC, other groups and individuals); feedback will be collected
  • Board considers feedback
  • Board convenes special meeting + votes to select a new president
  • Board hosts public reception to introduce new president

 

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP

Fully engage the community and support students, faculty and staff to further strengthen OSU’s culture of inclusive excellence. The Presidential Profile outlines the qualities being sought for OSU’s next president.

LISTENING SESSIONS & ONLINE SURVEY


The Board of Trustees invited members of the university and broader community to provide their thoughts about the qualities and characteristics desired in a new president and key challenges a new president may face through listening sessions and an online survey.

The sessions were held via Zoom January 11-22 and were facilitated by Isaacson, Miller and representatives of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. Those who were unable to attend a listening session were provided the opportunity to share input via an online survey. The survey closed on January 20. 

Input gathered from the listening sessions and survey informed the presidential leadership profile which will serve as the basis by which the presidential search advisory committee and executive search firm recruits and identifies potential candidates.