Charge from President Mark Schlissel to the Search Advisory Committee for the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of Michigan Search Advisory Committee for the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is engaged to assist and advise the President in conducting a search to fill the position of the Provost.
With the assistance of the executive search firm, Korn Ferry, the Search Advisory Committee for the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is charged with:
- conducting a national search for candidates, soliciting and considering both external and internal prospects, and building a pool of highly qualified candidates;
- making a concerted effort to develop a candidate pool that is as diverse as possible in all dimensions relevant to the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- reviewing the candidate pool, conducting preliminary interviews and advising the President on recommended candidates for further consideration; and
- assisting the President in recruiting and referencing efforts as required.
Throughout the process, the Search Advisory Committee shall:
- maintain confidentiality as directed;
- engage with campus (and community when applicable) stakeholders regarding critical institutional needs and priorities to be considered in identifying strong candidates; and
- proceed expeditiously, consistent with identifying, recruiting, and reviewing highly qualified candidates.
The work of the Search Advisory Committee will be supported by the President’s liaisons and a staff member from the Office of the President. The committee will have at its disposal such resources as are reasonably required to meet the goals of the search in a timely manner.