Charge To The Committee


The Search Advisory Committee’s charge is as follows:

  • To invite representative leaders of broad institutional constituencies of Western Michigan University to formally join and participate in the search advisory committee.
  • To engage in facilitated analysis of the future needs and opportunities of Western Michigan University as defined by the current institutional strategic plan.
  • To establish a timeline for the search process.
  • To select a search firm through a RFP process that includes due diligence and appropriate benchmarks of accomplishing similar scope and size searches.
  • Establish a comprehensive position posting based upon the committee’s analysis of institutional needs.
  • Promote the posting through the selected search firm to recruit a diverse pool of candidates that are in symmetry with the institutional needs as defined by the committee.
  • Screen and advance the candidate pool.
  • Select the final candidates from the screening process.
  • Interview the final candidates.
  • Conduct the appropriate due diligence on all final candidates.
  • Conduct appropriate reference and background checks.
  • Provide feedback and perspective on the finalists for the President's final hiring decision.