Vandals statewide are engaged in recruiting the 19th president of the University of Idaho. This inclusive process is led by the Idaho State Board of Education, and many opportunities are available for involvement.
Partnering with executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, and led by the Regents of the University Idaho, the goal is to identify the next president in early 2019.
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Listening sessions have been held across the state to gather feedback on what the Vandal community is looking for in it next president.
Sessions were held:
- Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, 2018, in Moscow
- Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 in Boise
- Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Idaho Falls
Listening sessions were held Oct. 22-23 to gather feedback on what the Vandal community is looking for in its next president. Faculty, staff and students were each given time with the search screening committee, and a session was also held for the general public. The following questions were posed, to help shape the position profile and advertisements:
- Based on your experience at the U of I, what do you see as the short-term (immediate) and long-term (three to five years) challenges and opportunities facing the next president?
- Given the opportunities and challenges you have described, what professional experiences and qualifications must the successful candidate possess? What personal qualities must the new president have in order to be a good cultural fit?
- What current ongoing initiatives must the president be informed about and be ready to guide to completion?
- What are the key positive attributes and most attractive features of the U of I and how might those be used to attract the right candidates?
Feedback can also be submitted online.
Anyone is welcome to identify a potential candidate or a person who may know a good candidate. Submit this feedback at UIdahoPresident@storbeckpimentel.com.
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