Twenty-four people from across the country have applied for the $78,000-a-year job.
[Chairman, Dr.] Hess expressed his stance against adding members and his belief in smaller committees, even if that means blocking out some board members from picking the next administrator. A candidate’s confidentiality needs to be a priority and if candidates request total anonymity, a smaller committee could honor that versus a larger group which could slip up and reveal the names, thus jeopardizing the search process, Hess said.
“(I’ve) gone through this two times in the last three years,” he said. “I just don’t want something to implode.”
[Selection subcommittee member, Gary Turner, differs with Dr. Hess]
“I’m looking for stability and whatever it takes to get the best person,” Turner said, after the meeting. “We got into problems the last time we selected somebody and I’d like to get someone who will stay for a long time. I had in mind to get more input from more people.”Click on the following for more details: