The University Board of Trustees is committed to an ambitious timeline aimed at extending an offer to a new president by May 1 with on-campus interviews of three to five finalists in April. Other key target dates include the selection of a search firm and national advertising in December and the selection of semi-finalists and off-campus interviews in February and March.
EXPECTED FINAL INTERVIEWS AND CAMPUS INPUT
April 11 - Committee meets to review the field of candidates and make a recommendation of three to five finalists to the full board. Once they have been notified finalists will be asked whether they are willing to become public with their candidacies. If anyone of them is not, their names will continue to remain private.
April 30 - Board of Trustees meets in Northern Kentucky to review the resumes and references of those candidates.
May 1 - Board of Trustees interviews the finalists in Northern Kentucky and that evening will vote for a preferred candidate to become president. That candidate will be introduced publicly.
May 2 - Candidate along with his or her spouse visits the campus. Forums will be held with faculty, students and staff. An online survey instrument is being developed so that the campus community can provide quick and substantive input to the board regarding the candidate.
May 3 - Following the receipt of the May 2 input, the board will make a final decision -- and a final vote -- on the preferred candidate. If all goes well, the candidate will be introduced again to the campus at a news conference.
Third Meeting - Feb. 23, 2011 @ noon, 18th Floor Board Room, Patterson Office Tower, UK campus
Second Meeting - Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3 p.m., 18th Floor Board Room, Patterson Office Tower, UK campus
First Meeting - Nov. 5, 2010 @ 2 p.m., 18th Floor Board Room, Patterson Office Tower, UK campus