Presidential Search-Week two listening sessions update and release of presidential profile

Dear Marshall University Community,

This week we wrapped up the second group of listening sessions to gather input about Marshall’s priorities and the qualities we should look for when selecting our next president.

Thank you to everyone who attended a session. The Presidential Search Committee and the search consultants had productive meetings with a number of groups, including our medical community leadership, Tri-State educators; Huntington and Charleston community leaders; and students, faculty and staff from the South Charleston and Point Pleasant locations.

The feedback we received was extraordinarily helpful, and with the input from the first set of listening sessions in July, has been consolidated into the official Presidential Profile.

This document, which we released this morning, showcases the university and outlines the opportunities and challenges the next president will face. The profile also details the requirements and preferred qualities of the new president.

The profile is posted on our presidential search website and our consults from Academic Search are using the document to reach out to potential candidates.

I want to emphasize that the release of the profile is not the end of opportunities for the university community to participate in the search process. We have more listening sessions scheduled for late August, after students and faculty return to campus.

Please continue to engage with us throughout the search process. The website has ways for you to nominate a candidate and provide feedback. It will also be regularly updated with the latest news about the search including the details of the finalists’ on-campus interviews that we expect will occur in October.

Thank you again for taking time to be part of the process.

Patrick Farrell
Chairman, Marshall Board of Governors