Provost and Senior Vice President
To the Wilkes Community:
I am pleased to announce that our search for the next Provost and Senior Vice President has begun. In August the Search Committee participated in our first meeting, where we met with our principal search consultant, Steve Leo, and Vicki Henderson, from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. We have established an initial search schedule. We also began the discussion of the traits and experiences we expect in our next Provost and Senior Vice President, as well as the position’s priorities.
To help us refine the profile of what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey to share your thoughts about the priorities, traits, experience, and practices that are important to you as we begin to identify the search objectives.
Your responses are confidential and will go directly to our search firm, which will aggregate and analyze them and, subsequently, share the unattributed recommendations with the Search Committee. We will work on the position documents over the summer and plan to finalize them after holding a series of meetings and open forums with faculty, staff, students and other consistent groups in the early fall.
You may also wish to offer candidate suggestions and nominations. These will be followed up by our consultants.
Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to complete this survey:
Please complete the survey no later than Friday, September 27.
We will keep the community informed on the progress of the search through regular updates which will be posted on the Provost search website.
Thank you for your time and your thoughts as we get started on this very important process.
Paul S. Adams
Vice President for Student Affairs
Chair of the Provost and Senior Vice President Search Committee