Presidential Search

Updated November 13, 2017

Statement for University Release

The Clarion University Presidential Search Committee has announced the official advertising campaign to solicit candidates has begun.  The Committee is inviting nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position to be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the fall.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 11, 2017.  Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Garry Owens, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, by email at garry.owens@agbsearch.com, to arrange a phone conversation to discuss the opportunity.

While the advertisement provides a synopsis of what Clarion University has to offer, Milissa Bauer, search committee chair, said a presidential prospectus that "provides a more comprehensive review of the University and the opportunities that exist for the ideal candidate" has been developed to complement the ad. A copy of both the Position Advertisement and Presidential Prospectus, along with other resources can be found below.

Presidential Search Firm

AGB Search

Founded in 2010 by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, AGB Search focuses exclusively on higher education leadership, conducting executive searches for college and university presidents, chancellors, provosts, vice presidents, deans, university system heads and CEOs of coordinating boards and related foundations. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit: https://www.agbsearch.com/

Search Committee Members

  • Trustees
    • Milissa Bauer (committee chair)
    • Susanne Burns
    • Donna Oberlander
  • University executive, Dr. Phil Frese, dean, College of Business and Information Sciences
  • Faculty members
    • Dr. Ray Feroz, APSCUF representative, Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health & Sport Sciences
    • Dr. Barry Sweet, Department of Social Sciences
  • Non-instructional members
    • Anita Lahr, Department of Biology and Geosciences
    • Dr. Wendy Snodgrass, athletic director
  • Student, Brianna Shepherd
  • Alumna, Jane France
  • University constituents
    • Len Cullo, vice president for finance and administration
    • Joseph Croskey, Student Success Center
    • Dr. Brenda Dede, associate vice president for academic affairs
  • Former president/chancellor, Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., Lock Haven University president
  • Search coordinator: Ann Jamison, Office of the President; Kris Stiglitz, Office of the President
  • State System representative, Dr. Kathleen Howley, deputy vice chancellor for academic and student affairs
  • Board of Governors representative, Donald Houser Jr.

Communication Archive

Updated November 13, 2017

STATEMENT FOR UNIVERSITY RELEASE

The Clarion University Presidential Search Committee has announced the official advertising campaign to solicit candidates has begun.  The Committee is inviting nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position to be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the fall.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 11, 2017.  Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Garry Owens, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, by email at garry.owens@agbsearch.com, to arrange a phone conversation to discuss the opportunity.

While the advertisement provides a synopsis of what Clarion University has to offer, Milissa Bauer, search committee chair, said a presidential prospectus that "provides a more comprehensive review of the University and the opportunities that exist for the ideal candidate" has been developed to complement the ad. A copy of both the ad and prospectus can be found, under the "Position Advertisement" and “Presidential Prospectus” tabs. http://www.clarion.edu/about-clarion/leadership/office-of-the-president/presidential-search.html#row-d13e136

Updated October 12, 2017

CLARION UNIVERSITY BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEXT PRESIDENT

The Clarion University Presidential Search Committee officially began its work to select the next courageous and confident president for Clarion University!

The committee with consultation from Dr. Garry Owens, search consultant from AGB, developed the timeline and reviewed and provided feedback for the position ad.  In addition, Dr. Owens met with a variety of constituents and stakeholders on October 24/25 to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing Clarion University as well as the qualifications and qualities desired in its next president. 

As you know, the search process must remain confidential but we are committed to keeping the university community generally informed via periodic updates on the website.  For example, the search timeline, names of committee members, confidentiality agreement, and the position ad and presidential prospectus will be posted to the website.

Press release to university and community - October 12, 2017

Last Updated 11/14/17