Presidential Search Committee announces three open forums

The Presidential Search Committee announced Monday that open forums will take place in November to include Marquette community opinions to guide their search for the next university president.

John Ferraro, chair of the search committee,  announced in a news brief that the committee is asking the Marquette community for its input about which leadership qualifications are most important in a president.

“This is a chance for all of us to help shape the future of this great institution,” Ferraro said in the news brief. “I hope to hear from many of you as we embark on the process of choosing the best leader for Marquette.”

The search committee is reviewing information from the 2010 Presidential Profile that was created after multiple listening sessions and feedback gatherings with the Marquette community. It is asking what parts of the profile are still valid and which parts should be changed.

Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communications and marketing said the community perspectives will allow the committee to get a more well rounded perspective of what Marquette hopes to see in the next president.

“The search committee wants to engage all Marquette constituents and add their valuable input into the search process,” Dorrington said. “Each group adds an important viewpoint into what makes Marquette an extraordinary institution and will help prepare the search committee to identify candidates prepared to lead the university into the future.”

Numerous community input sessions will be held to encourage participation in this review.

Kristina Ropella, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering, and Stephanie Quade, dean of students in the Office of Student Development, will facilitate the sessions.

The faculty session will be 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C. The staff session will be noon Nov. 11 in the AMU Ballrooms A and B. Marquette Student Government will host a session for students 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in AMU Ballroom E.

The search committee has published forms online for alumni, parents and others who wish to be heard outside of the sessions.

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