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Summary of Meetings

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Board Room, Office for Regional Initiatives

The Chancellor Search Committee met April 24, 2015 in the Board Room of the Office for Regional Initiatives, located Pembroke, NC. The meeting was called to order at 1:09 p.m. by committee chair and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Barrett.

A motion was made in open session to go into closed session to consider the qualifications, competence, character, fitness or conditions of a prospective public officer or employee pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §143-318.11(a)(6). After the committee met in closed session, a motion was made to return to open session. Hearing no further discussion, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:53 p.m.

 

Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Tar Heel Room, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Morrisville, NC

The Chancellor Search Committee met March 20-21, 2015 in the Tar Heel Room of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, located Morrisville, NC. The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. on March 20, 2015 by committee chair and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Barrett.

A motion was made in open session to go into closed ssession to consider the qualifications, competence, character, fitness or conditions of a prospective public offier or employee pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §143-318.11(a)(6). After the committee met in closed session, a privileged motion was made at 4:20 p.m. to recess the meeting until March 21.

The Chancellor Search Committee reconvened the closed session portion Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. in the Tar Heel Room of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, and in accordance with NCGS §143-318.11(a)(6). After the committee met in closed session, a motion was made to return to open session. Hearing no further discussion, Chairman Barrett made a privileged motion and the meeting of the Chancellor Search Committee was adjourned at 9:24 p.m.

 

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Auditorium, Office for Regional Initiatives

The Chancellor Search Committee met on March 2, 2015 in the auditorium of the Office for Regional Initiatives, located at the Carolina Commerce and Technology Center (COMTech). The meeting was called to order at 9:20 a.m. by committee chair and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Barrett.

A motion was made in open session to go into closed session to consider the qualifications, competence, character, fitness or conditions of a prospective public offier or employee pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §143-318.11(a)(1)(6). After the business to discuss was conducted in closed session, a motion was made to return to open session. Hearing no further discussion to come before the committee, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:49 p.m.

 

 

 Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Interactive Video Room, School of Business
Agenda

The Chancellor Search Committee met on January 29, 2015 in the interactive video room of the School of Business. The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by committee chair and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Barrett.

President Tom Ross, University of North Carolina, along with several members of the General Administration staff addressed the search committee and discussed trends in higher education, including faculty retention, maintaining low tuition, loss of state funding and growing the technology infrastructure. President Ross stated the committee should consider these trends during the search process in order to select candidates with the background, qualities and characteristics necessary to tackle those issues.

Junius Gonzales, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, and Charlie Perusse, senior vice president and chief operating officer, offered outlooks from their respective divisions. Mr. Perusse said universities have to examine things like space utilization and degree affordability when considering state funding metrics, which traditionally have been based on student head count.

Warwick Arden, provost and executive vice chancellor at NC State, discussed shifts in the demographics of student populations and how the instant access to information must be met with an effort to strengthen students’ information literacy. He stressed a chancellor should also focus on preparing students during their college experience to face an evolving workforce.

The committee heard comments from Board of Governors representatives Dick Taylor and Bob Rippy, as well as Caroline Whitson, Academic Search, Inc. Dr. Whitson discussed current trends in chancellor and president searched as well as provided the committee with a status update on the progress of the search. The next meeting of the Chancellor Search Committee is scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
The Regional Center
Agenda

The Chancellor Search Committee met on January 6, 2015 in the board room of the Regional Center, located at the Carolina Commerce and Technology Center (COMTech). The meeting was called to order at 1:03 p.m. by committee chair and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Barrett.

Kellie Blue, chair of the Public Forums Subcommittee, briefed the full committee on feedback garnered Dec. 4-9, 2014 during the five constituency forums held on campus. Lorna Ricotta, chair of the Leadership Profile Subcommittee, reported on the work done to compile a leadership profile that best described the characteristics of UNC Pembroke and its prospective new chancellor.

The committee heard comments from Caroline Whitson, Academic Search, Inc., and Ann Lemmon, secretary for the University of North Carolina, as to the reasoning for developing a leadership profile. Joshua Malcolm, general counsel, and Dr. Whitson explained the process of developing the leadership profile, with feedback from the public forums and surveys taken into consideration. After some discussion, the committee approved the proposed leadership profile with suggested additions to be incorporated.

Mr. Malcolm also reviewed with the committee protocols that will be utilized during the interview and candidate approval phases of the search. The committee considered dates which to schedule a meeting with President Tom Ross, University of North Carolina, and several members of his staff to discuss the current landscape of higher education.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:32 p.m.

 

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
UNC Pembroke

The Leadership Profile Subcommittee met on the campus of UNC Pembroke on December 22, 2014. The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by subcommittee chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees, Lorna Ricotta.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the leadership statement as presented by Academic Search, Inc., and prepared with the assistance of UNCP's University Communications and Marketing department. After some discussion, the subcommittee elected to make additional changes to the leadership statement, which will be developed further by Academic Search and presented to the full Chancellor Search Committee during the next meeting.

The subcommittee also heard from Caroline Whitson and Chris Butler of Academic Search, Inc. as they discussed the advertisement which has been prepared and the various media that will be used to promote the chancellorship at UNCP. To date, the ad has been placed in twelve publications including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Women in Higher Education, and American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

The next meeting of the Chancellor Search Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
University Center Annex
Agenda

The first meeting of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Chancellor Search Committee was held in the University Center Annex on November 25, 2014. The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m. by committee chair and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Barrett.

During the meeting, the committee members received their charge from UNC System President Thomas Ross. He instructed the committee to consider many factors during the search process. President Ross urged the committee to seek input from various constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community, in the form of public forums. He stressed the importance of developing a leadership profile that is unique to UNCP in order to accurately reflect what the university needs in its next leader.

The committee then heard from Ann Lemmon, secretary for the University of North Carolina, and Joshua Malcolm, UNCP general counsel, regarding requirements for the search process and the timeline that will be used. Ms. Lemmon stated the goal is to have a chancellor-elect named by May 2015. Mr. Malcolm gave an overview of open meetings and public records laws as well as confidentiality as it relates to a confidential search. After some discussion, and by unanimous decision, the committee voted to conduct a confidential search.

Three search consulting firms gave presentations, which included a question and answer portion with the committee. Ultimately, the decision was made to hire Washington, DC-based Academic Search, Inc. to assist with the process.

The committee discussed scheduling several public forums from which to gain feedback from faculty, staff, students and the local community about characteristics of the next chancellor. They also discussed next steps, including the development of a leadership profile after consultation with various constituent groups.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.