Presidential search committee releases advertisement and position profile

The Marshall University presidential search committee has released the advertisement and position profile for the university’s next president.

Consultants with the firm AGB Search Inc. helped the committee develop the documents after meeting with representatives of faculty, students, staff, alumni, board of governors and the community to gather input about what traits and characteristics the next Marshall president should possess. They also solicited information through an online feedback form. In particular, the consultants and committee asked constituent groups to share their thoughts about Marshall’s strengths and challenges, and the key priorities, experience and leadership attributes they were looking for in the next president.

“The quality of the information we received and the engagement of the entire Marshall community and our stakeholders was extremely valuable,” said Michael G. Sellards, chairman of the search committee. “The input helped define the attributes we all would like to see in our next president, and those characteristics are now outlined in the ad and the profile.”

AGB Search will use the advertisement and profile to identify and recruit the best possible candidates. Suggestions of qualified individuals who fit the profile may be submitted to Arnold Speert at or Jim Lanier at

The search committee comprises 19 members, including the university’s board of governors and student, faculty and staff representatives. It is expected a new president will be named before the start of the fall 2015 semester.

The advertisement and profile, in addition to other information about the presidential search, are available at