Forums to focus on presidential search

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A series of three forums focused on gathering feedback and input from the University community regarding the search for Penn State’s next president will be held on March 21 and 22. Representatives from Isaacson, Miller, the firm retained by Penn State to conduct the search, will be seeking input and engagement regarding the traits and characteristics that the University’s next president should embody and the opportunities and challenges the next president will face.

The forums, which are open to students, faculty and staff, will be held on the University Park campus. The session on March 22 also will be available online to participants at the University’s Commonwealth Campuses; information and details for participation will be sent directly to the campuses.

Forums will be held at the following times and locations:

March 21
-- 1-2 p.m. in Room 117 (the HUB Auditorium) of the HUB-Robeson Center
-- 6-7 p.m. in Room 105 of the Forum Building

March 22
-- 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 102 (the Foster Auditorium) of the Paterno Library and streaming online to Commonwealth Campuses.

It would be helpful if those attending be prepared to provide input and reflections, such as consideration of the challenges and opportunities Penn State is facing in the next 10 years; the qualifications, experiences and attributes that the next president should possess; and other considerations that the search firm, the Trustee Presidential Selection council and the University Presidential Search and Screen committee should bear in mind.

Continued and additional opportunity for input will be available in the near future. A soon-to-be released presidential search website will provide updates on the search, and the opportunity to submit further suggestions and thoughts directly to the search firm. Additional information about the presidential search website will be forthcoming.

Last Updated April 30, 2013