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Charge of the Presidential Search Committee

The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of individuals with a commitment to the advancement of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The members bring diverse expertise, perspective and experience to the process of advising the Board of Trustees in its evaluation of candidates for president of the university. 

The committee is expected to submit to the Board of Trustees a list of three to five unranked recommended candidates. For each of the recommended candidates, the committee will provide a summary as to why he or she is considered suited to be president of the university. The committee is to develop a set of evaluation criteria, to be approved by the Board of Trustees, and used and adhered to by the committee members as they consider candidates.

In carrying out its duties, the committee is expected to ensure that the following activities are performed by the external search and consulting firm in a professional manner:

  • advertise the position in appropriate journals/media
  • actively recruit nominations and applications from a wide, diverse group of well-qualified persons, including women and minorities and non-traditional applicants
  • emphasize in all appropriate materials that Rosalind Franklin University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its work force
  • maintain records of all nominations and applicants
  • screen applications using the criteria developed by the committee and approved by the Board of Trustees
  • ensure candidates are provided with appropriate information about the university
  • select, interview, and check references of all candidates recommended to the Board of Trustees
  • communicate to the candidate his or her status in the search in a timely manner

Appointment of the president is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees. The search committee is authorized to recommend candidates to the Board of Trustees. All communication concerning the search is the responsibility of the chair of the search committee. In all its deliberations, the committee will respect university policies and act in accordance with state laws and regulations.