ETSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets to Review Applicants Oct. 17

The presidential search advisory committee at East Tennessee State University will meet Oct. 17 to review applicants for the ETSU president’s post at 10 a.m. EST in the East Tennessee Room of the D.P. Culp University Center.

Committee members will identify leading prospects for consideration, select candidates for the first-round interviews with the search committee, and discuss interview strategies.

The selected candidates will be invited to interview with the committee on Oct. 19 or 20 at the Millennium Center in Johnson City. The committee will determine the number of candidates to interview.

Based on those interviews and reference checks and consultations that occur during that time, the committee will then select which candidates to invite back to meet with campus and community constituents during the week of Oct. 24-28.

The search committee’s charge is to identify three to five finalists for the position of president who will visit the campus for interviews. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will then consult with members of the committee and make a final selection for submission to the TBR for approval.

The committee is working with executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, contracted by the TBR to help identify a broad range of highly qualified candidates.

All meetings of the presidential search advisory committee are open to the press and the public as observers. More information on the presidential search process, including the criteria for selection and members of the search advisory committee, can be found at under the “Quick Links” section.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to more than 200,000 students.

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.