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March 7, 2014

MSSU panel prepares presidential job advertisement for publication

The advertisement for the president’s job at Missouri Southern State University could be published as early as next week, the university’s search committee was told Friday.

The ad will run in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a print and online publication for higher education professionals, for 60 days, said Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, and a member of the committee. He said he is scouring publication possibilities on other websites related to higher education, also for a period of 60 days.

He said he is still waiting on an estimated cost of running the advertisements; publication in the Chronicle alone could be about $4,000, although he said that would be the most expensive of any of the outlets.

Those expenditures are subject to approval by the Board of Governors. Sherry Buchanan, a member of the board and co-chairwoman of the committee, said the board’s executive panel is likely to meet next week.

Fullerton said he hopes the committee can begin screening candidates and setting a timeline in which to interview them within six weeks of the initial publication of the advertisement. He said he ultimately would like to begin that process no later than May 1, which would give faculty and staff time to stay involved in the process through their representatives on the committee before leaving the campus for the summer.

“We definitely want their input in the process and want them to be available,” he said.

A small subcommittee has been tasked with developing a list of criteria or rubric by which the applicants will be screened before the full committee meets again.

Debbie Dutch-Kelley, director of human resources, told the committee that this search will differ from past searches in that candidates will apply online. She said online applications will come through the human resources department and will then be forwarded electronically to members of the committee for review and screening.

This method allows committee members to review applications according to the demands of their own schedules, she said. Previously, those involved with the screening process reviewed hard copies of applications, which were kept in the president’s office and were only accessible during business hours.

“This seems to be the new norm that we’re seeing,” she said. “It’s very flexible for the committee member.”

A request for proposals for a professional search firm also could go out to bidders next week, Fullerton said. The request solicits bids from search firms to conduct background checks on finalists and, if necessary, to recruit candidates to apply to the position.

Fullerton said the Missouri Southern business office has recommended that the request stay out for two to three weeks, with results brought back afterward to the committee and the Board of Governors.

Next meeting

The presidential search committee will next meet at 3 p.m. Monday, March 17.

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