Letter from the Grambling Presidential Search Chair
January 29, 2010
Dear Grambling State University Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Community:
The search for a university leader is one of the most important jobs the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System undertakes. While we begin the search for new Grambling State University President, rest assured our Board has developed a tried and true presidential selection process that has yielded tremendous leaders throughout our system.
Allow me to outline this open process for you:
Board Chair Winfred Sibille has already appointed the 12-member search committee, which includes Grambling faculty member Dr. Matthew Ware and SGA President Steven Jackson. Community member Wilbert Ellis will serve as non-voting, advisory member. The first meeting of the search committee was held in conjunction with the McNeese State University Presidential Search Committee on Friday, Jan. 29 in Baton Rouge.
The Grambling search committee will hold a public forum on campus at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 in the School of Nursing Auditorium. All meetings are open to the public. I encourage you to attend and share your thoughts and desires for a new president. Your input will help the committee shape its decisions as we search for Grambling's eighth leader.
To follow the search process, you can visit a special section of the UL System website that is devoted to the Grambling Presidential Search, www.ulsystem.edu/GramblingSearch. Also, to submit questions and comments to the committee, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience has demonstrated that the UL System's search process has produced exceptional candidates and presidents. Critical to that process is the participation of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. That is why we will be coming to the Grambling campus for input early in the process and later to conduct candidate interviews. I urge all of you to attend any or all of our meetings throughout this important work.
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