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ERIC Number: ED017276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 4
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SELECTING A COLLEGE PRESIDENT.
PRIEST, BILL J.
SELECTION OF A PRESIDENT IS ONE OF A COLLEGE BOARD'S GREATEST RESPONSIBILITIES AND CALLS FOR A HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM AND MUTUAL RESPECT ON THE PART OF THE BOARD MEMBERS. THE CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS TO BE MET BY CANDIDATES ARE DEPENDENT ON THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE, LOCAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE TYPE OF PERSON SOUGHT, SPECIAL CONDITIONS AT THE COLLEGE (E.G., A BUILDING PROGRAM), AND THE BOARD-PRESIDENT RELATIONSHIP. FLEXIBILITY IN THE LIST OF QUALIFICATIONS WILL PREVENT ELIMINATION OF POTENTIALLY STRONG CANDIDATES. ELEMENTS IN THE SEARCH SHOULD INCLUDE PLACEMENT OFFICES AT MAJOR UNIVERSITIES, EXAMINATION OF ROSTERS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, SERVICES OF AN EXPERT SCREENING COMMITTEE, INTERVIEWS WITH THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, AND SELECTION OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE, FOLLOWED BY CONTRACT NEGOTIATION, PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE APPOINTMENT, AND NOTIFICATION TO UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES. BOARDS SHOULD AVOID INJUDICIOUS COMMENTS TO THE PRESS, RELEASE OF CANDIDATES' NAMES, UNILATERAL ACTION BY INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS, INADEQUATE TIME TABLES, FAILURE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DECISION, AND FAILURE TO CONFORM TO ESTABLISHED PROCEDURE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JUNIOR COLLEGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 35, NUMBER 7, APRIL 1965. (WO)
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