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Fit the Profile
September 24, 2019
As you know from an email update in August, the search for the permanent provost is underway with the first meeting between the provost search committee and the search firm, RH Perry & Associates, already taking place.
My vision is for this important position to serve as the Chief Academic Officer, overseeing the academic endeavors of the College. The next step in the process includes the opportunity for all Endicott stakeholders to assist in crafting what that truly entails. The search committee will be hosting a series of listening sessions on October 3 and 4, as they work in collaboration with me to develop a position profile that will be used to recruit highly-qualified candidates and effectively market Endicott and the provost opportunity. These listening sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Kathy Krendl and Matthew Kilcoyne, our search team from RH Perry. The stakeholder meeting details are listed below.
In preparation for the stakeholder meetings, I encourage you to consider the professional and academic qualifications that will be necessary in order for the successful candidate to:
- Assist in setting the academic agenda of the College;
- Define areas of growth potential in graduate and undergraduate programs;
- Innovate a variety of program delivery modalities to meet the needs of the evolving student market;
- Collaborate with the Vice President of Admission & Financial Aid in response to market needs and to attract and retain the highest quality student;
- Collaborate with senior leadership to create a strong working relationship and chart a course to make the profile of the campus more diverse and inclusive.
Finally, I again would like to thank the search committee for their investment in this process and most especially Dean Nancy Meedzan for serving as chair of the search. I am confident in her ability to lead this group through a deliberative and thoughtful process. Please remember that in order to recruit top candidates, committee member confidentiality must be maintained, which means factual updates regarding the search will only be communicated from me or Dean Meedzan. Please join the committee at one of the sessions listed below:
Campus Stakeholders Listening Sessions:
October 3, 2019
11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m. School Deans & Senior Academic Leadership, Gully’s
12:30–2 p.m. Faculty Open Forum, Klebanoff Auditorium, Business & Science Center
2:15–3:15 p.m. Staff Open Forum, Klebanoff Auditorium, Business & Science Center
3:30–4:30 p.m. Student Open Forum, Klebanoff Auditorium, Business & Science Center
5–6 p.m. Trustees, Alumni, & Community Open Forum, Klebanoff Auditorium, Business & Science Center
October 4, 2019
9–10:30 a.m. Faculty Open Forum, Klebanoff Auditorium, Business & Science Center
Sincerely, Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.
August 22, 2019Dear Faculty and Staff,I noted in my update in July that the search for the permanent provost at Endicott College would soon commence. I am excited by the prospect of finding someone who will lead the academic charge, engage our faculty members in new and different ways, and serve as a dynamic partner in shaping the future of Endicott College.In an effort to move this process forward, we have retained the firm RH Perry & Associates to assist us with this national search. Matthew Kilcoyne, the managing partner of RH Perry, has agreed to guide us through this process. He has led or supported more than 220 president or senior-level executive searches in the higher-education sector and will be joined by his colleague Dr. Kathy Krendl, senior consultant of RH Perry, who is a former university president. I am confident we are in good hands.I have also convened a search committee with representatives from the faculty, staff, students, administration, and the Board of Trustees. The search committee will be chaired by Nancy Meedzan, dean of the School of Nursing. In working with Nancy and Matt to set the charge of the committee, I have expressed my expectations of two things related to the search. First is the importance of an aggressive timeline beginning with campus stakeholder meetings taking place October 3-4. Additional details of the stakeholder meetings will be communicated as they become available. Second is my commitment to an open and transparent process for the selection of our next provost. Frequent updates to the campus community will be paramount in not only the success of the search, but in the future success of the selected candidate.I have listed the members of the search committee below for your reference. Please understand that in order to recruit top candidates, committee member confidentiality must be maintained, which means factual updates regarding the search will only be communicated from me or Dean Meedzan.Finally, I would like to thank the search committee in advance for agreeing to serve as a member of this important team and their due diligence in reviewing candidates.Sincerely,Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.Provost Search Committee Members:
- Nancy Meedzan, DNP, R.N., CNE, Dean, School of Nursing & Chair, Search Committee
- Marsha McDonough, Trustee & Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
- Michael Paige, Ph.D., MBA, M.S., Dean, School of Business
- Dena Gilby, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Professor of Art History
- Melissa Yang, Ph.D., Professor of Communication
- Paul Joyce, Ph.D., Director, Homeland Security Program
- Hank Feild, Ph.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Evan Lipp, Vice President of Admission & Financial Aid
- Daniel Calnan '20, English/creative writing major & computer science minor