The search for the 18th president of Edinboro University took a major step forward Monday when the Presidential Search Committee reviewed the applications of candidates for the position.
“It was a good meeting,” said Harold Shields, chairperson of the Presidential Search Committee. “There was great participation by all the committee members, and we were able to move the process toward our goal, which is identifying an individual who will lead Edinboro University to its next era of excellence.”
The committee chose a number of candidates to continue in the selection process. At this stage, names and other details of the search remain confidential.
Following further consideration by the search committee, a select group of candidates will be invited to on-campus interviews and meetings. While at Edinboro, the candidates will meet with students, faculty, staff, local community leaders and other campus constituencies whose feedback will be given considerable weight in the selection of individuals the committee will identify for the Edinboro University Council of Trustees.
The trustees will approve a slate of candidates and forward the names through the State System chancellor to the Board of Governors, which will make the final choice of the next president of Edinboro University.
The Presidential Search Committee and the Office of the Chancellor are being aided in their efforts by executive search consulting firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
Shields, who serves as a member of the Edinboro University Council of Trustees as well as a member of the State System Board of Governors, said the process is moving forward according to plan.
“Thanks to the diligence of the committee members and the expert assistance of the Chancellor’s Office; our Presidential liaison, Dr, Karen Whitney of Clarion University; and Greenwood/Asher & Associates, we are on track and meeting our schedule,” he said.
The latest information about the search is available publicly on the Presidential Search webpages on the University website, www.edinboro.edu. The search site, which is the official repository of current information about the process, is accessible using the “Presidential Search Information” button on the homepage.