Executive search firm to be selected

Dear Marshall students, faculty and staff,

I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer.

I am writing today with the first of what will be regular updates to the university community regarding the progress of the search for Marshall’s 38th president.

As you know, the Board of Governors met June 17 and established a process and tentative timeline for a national search. There are a couple of milestones coming up in the next week or so of which you should be aware.

First, earlier this month, the university released a solicitation for an executive search firm to assist the university in this process. The deadline for proposals from interested firms is today, Monday, June 28.

Secondly, the search committee will meet this Thursday, July 1, to start evaluating the submitted proposals. I will let you know as soon as a firm is selected.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the Search Committee by e-mail. We also have a robust presidential search website, where you can find details about the process and any updates we have along the way.

Members of the university community are encouraged to provide feedback and/or nominate a candidate through the website. The search committee will consider input from members of the Marshall community throughout all stages of the search process.

The Board of Governors has committed publicly to conducting the most inclusive and transparent presidential search that has ever been done at Marshall, and we intend to keep that promise.

I look forward to your involvement!

Patrick J. Farrell
Chairman, Board of Governors