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Board of Regents Policy Manual

2.2 Procedure for Selection of a President for USG Institutions

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When a vacancy occurs in a presidency, the Chancellor shall consult with the chair to decide whether to conduct a national search. If a search is conducted, the chancellor in consultation with the chair may appoint an institutional search committee. The committee shall be composed of representatives of the faculty, alumni, foundation, students, and the community. Faculty shall compose the largest number of institutional members of the committee. Except as provided below, the chancellor shall name a faculty member as the chair of the institutional search committee.

For searches at research institutions, the chair shall serve on the institutional committee and name six other regents to the institutional search committee, one of whom shall be the regent residing closest to the institution. In addition, for a research institution search, the board chair shall name a regent, from those appointed, as chair of the institutional committee.

The institutional committee shall submit 3 to 5 unranked names to a Regents Special Committee for consideration. The chair shall appoint the Regents Special Committee, one of whom shall be the Regent residing closest to the institution. In the case of presidential searches at research universities, the institutional committee shall submit 3 to 5 unranked names to the board for consideration. Authority to name one or more finalists rests exclusively with the Board of Regents (BoR Minutes, October 2013).

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