November 20, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Presidential Search and Screen Committee

Minutes of November 20, 2012, Telephonic Meeting

Public Access Site:  Gilchrist 007


Roll Call of Committee Members

Present Via Phone:  Justin Bierman, Diane Bridgewater, Ken Brown, Nicole Carroll, Cliff Chancey, Susan Etscheidt, Jack Evans, Jeff Funderburk, David Mason, Katie Mulholland, Mark Oman, Scott Peters, Mark Rowe-Barth, Jennifer Waldron, Anne Woodrick, Bob Donley and Diana Gonzalez


Present at Public Access Site:  Jordan Bancroft-Smithe, Dan Power


Committee Members Connected after Roll Call:  Julee Jacobson


Others Present

Via Phone:  Laurie Wilder and Porsha Williams


Public Access Site:  Carol Geiger


Co-chair Mark Oman called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.


Approval of October 9, 2012, Minutes

Moved by Chancey, seconded by Woodrick, to approve the minutes as written.  Motion was unanimously approved.


Revised Timeline

Laurie Wilder shared that she had discussed with committee chairs concerns raised by some committee members that additional time was needed for the on-campus interview component of the search.  It was agreed that two weeks would be built into the interview schedule for these interviews rather than the original timeframe of one week. 


Laurie discussed the secure website established by Parker Executive Search for committee members to review application materials.  Candidate materials will be available for committee review beginning December 21, 2012.  A candidate status update will be provided to the committee during a conference call at 5 p.m. (CST) on December 11.


The revised 2013 timeline was discussed as follows:

January 3 – Identify approximately eight candidates to participate in the airport interviews

January 11-12 – Conduct airport interviews in Minneapolis

Weeks of January 21 and 28 – Conduct on-campus interviews

February 1 – Present three candidates to the Board for consideration


Search Update

Laurie Wilder told the committee that the search firm began talking with candidates as soon as the position description was approved on October 25.  Advertising has taken place; candidates are being recommended or nominated for consideration; and application materials are being submitted. 


Candidate Status Log

A candidate status log is available for review on the Parker Executive Search secure website.  The log will be updated weekly going forward.  It is typical to see 50-60 candidates submit materials for this type of search.

Parker Executive Search typically recommends a smaller number of candidates for the committee to review compared to the total submission number, but the search committee will be able to review all candidate materials.


Next Steps and Other Items for Discussion

Bob Donley asked for press identification.  Emily Christensen identified her representation for the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.


Jack Evans inquired about the two full days of interviews on January 11 and 12.  The first day typically begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and orientation session.  Four candidates are interviewed each day during 1.5 hour sessions; five candidates can be accommodated, if it becomes necessary.  Approximately 15-18 questions can be asked during the allocated time. 


Mark Oman thanked the people who have nominated individuals for consideration and also thanked everyone for calling into this conference call.


Moved by Bierman, seconded by Bridgewater, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion was unanimously approved.


Co-chair Oman adjourned the meeting at 4:40 p.m.