The university, situated in St. Louis, is searching for a new chancellor to succeed 22-year veteran Mark Wrighton
Following Mark Wrighton’s announcement to conclude his role as Chancellor by June 2019, the university immediately took measures to begin searching for an appropriate successor.
Aside from the university’s esteemed Trustee Board, a committee of 19 individuals has been appointed exclusively for the task of delegating the prestigious role of the chancellor to one lucky candidate.
The criteria for chancellor are many: the candidate must be working or contributing towards the field of higher education, possess a higher education, and be prepared to totally immerse themselves in the university’s culture and community.
Craig Schnuck, chairman of the Trustee Board, emphasized the importance of the role of chancellor, saying that the entire university community – from faculty and staff to alumni and students – will have the opportunity to define what qualities and skills the future Chancellor should possess.
The university has also hired Isaacson, Miller, a firm specializing in leadership recruitment with a long history of helping universities and colleges to find exemplary, talented candidates for upper echelon administrative positions.
The university welcomes potential candidates to begin applying as well as nominations
The committee for selecting the new Chancellor welcomes nominations and applications alike even though the selection process is still in the very early stages.
To solicit input from the university’s vast community, the committee intends to hold what it refers to as “listening sessions” on various university campuses until early 2018, allowing faculty, staff, and students to voice their opinions.
The first of these listening sessions will take place on the Medical and Danforth campuses this current fall.
Alumni residing in states across the country will also be contacted by the committee for their suggestions and input.