In an average year, the chancellor's office conducts two presidential searches due to retirement or resignation of a sitting president. Occasionally the TBR may use an outside search firm. As a general overview, the search process consists of selecting a member of the Board of Regents to chair the search committee, selecting other TBR members to serve on it, and assembling community, faculty, staff and student representatives for the committee. The opening is advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazines, and online at HigherEdJobs.com. Nominations are sought and accepted from any member of the public. Nominees are asked if they would like to become a candidate, and if so, they are put on the candidate's list and provide a resume and other documentation. The search committee reviews the candidates' credentials and reduces the field over a series of meetings to three to five finalists who are invited to the campus for an extensive set of interviews. At the end of that process, the chancellor solicits and accepts the views and recommendations of anyone involved in the process, then reaches a decision as to which name to take to the board for approval. The results of the public committee meetings are posted on the TBR website, and in some cases, the on-campus interviews with search committee are webcast through either the TBR website or that of the institution seeking a president/executive.
More detail about the process may be found in the University Presidential Search FAQ and the Community College Presidential Search FAQ .
Current Presidential Searches
Position searches for Senior Staff Members at the TBR Central Office are often coordinated through the search firm. Position announcements may be posted here.
Current Executive (Central Office) Searches