Search Advisory Committee charge

The University of Michigan Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Search Advisory Committee (EVPCFO-SAC) is engaged to assist and advise the President in conducting a search to fill the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The EVPCFO-SAC is charged with:

  • conducting a national search and developing a large pool of highly qualified internal and external candidates;
  • making a concerted effort to develop a candidate pool that is as diverse as possible and to meet any federal affirmative action goals with respect to this position;
  • reviewing the candidate pool, conducting preliminary interviews and discussing with the President a small set of unranked recommended candidates for consideration; and
  • assisting the President in recruiting and referencing efforts as requested.

Throughout the process, the EVPCFO-SAC 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;
  • keep the President apprised of progress, through the committee chair and president’s liaison; and
  • proceed diligently and expeditiously, meeting with the President to present and discuss recommendations as soon as possible, consistent with identifying, recruiting to the pool, and reviewing highly qualified candidates.

The work of the EVPCFO-SAC will be supported by 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.

SPG 201.65-1 prohibits conflicts of interest that could influence a faculty or staff member’s decision regarding appointment or promotion.  All members of the search committee have an obligation to disclose whether they have or have had a familial, personal, financial, romantic, or sexual relationship with any candidate for this position. The disclosure should be made to the committee chair, unless the chair is the member with the conflict. If so, the disclosure should be made to the Special Counsel to the President or the President. All disclosures must be made prior to the search committee presenting candidates to the President for consideration.