Lampe announces committee and consulting firm choices as Chancellor’s search begins
Lampe announces committee and consulting firm choices as Chancellor’s search beginsMay 16, 2003Sandi Mulconrysandi@groupmcom.com
The search for Syracuse University’s 11th Chancellor is under way, with the appointment of a search consultant and a search committee comprising 21 members of the SU community.
Korn/Ferry International, the world’s leading management consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment, will serve as the consultant. Leading the search for Korn/Ferry, which has recruited presidents to about one-third of all Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions, will be R. William (Bill) Funk, national managing director of Korn/Ferry’s education practice. One of the best-known search consultants in the field, Funk has extensive personal experience in the recruitment of chancellors and presidents.
“I’m delighted that we have entered into an agreement with Korn/Ferry, which has long enjoyed a reputation as the ‘firm of choice’ to conduct president and chancellor searches,” says Joseph O. Lampe, chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Chancellor’s search committee. “We were most fortunate to obtain the services of Bill Funk, who has personally placed 40 sitting presidents and chancellors.”
Among the services it will provide to SU, Korn/Ferry will identify and recruit nominees, prescreen applicants, check references of finalists and format search committee meetings.
SU’s search committee is made up of seven trustees, seven faculty members, two undergraduate students, one graduate student, a dean of a school or college, a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, a staff member and a committee secretary.
Trustee representatives, selected by Lampe, are: John A. Couri, vice chair of the committee and chair-elect of the Board; Joyce Hergenhan, chair of the Board’s Institutional Advancement Committee; Susan C. Penny, alumni trustee; Eric Mower, alumni trustee and chair of the Board’s Facilities Committee; Richard L. Haydon, chair of the Board’s Student Affairs Committee; William E. Davis, chair of the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee; and Lampe himself.
Also selected by Lampe are Cathryn Newton, dean of The College of Arts and Sciences; Barry L. Wells, senior vice president and dean of student affairs; and Eleanor Ware, senior vice president for human services and government relations, who will serve as secretary.
Faculty representatives, selected by the Agenda Committee of the University Senate and ratified by the Senate, are: John E. Baldwin, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Shobha Bhatia, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Elletta Callahan, associate professor of law and public policy; Alejandro Garcia, professor of social work; Margaret Hermann, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs; Paula Johnson, professor of law; and Owen Shapiro, professor of art media studies. The staff representative is Michele Pirro, executive secretary for the Athletics Department.
Undergraduate student representatives are Ingrid Skoog, a senior in The College of Arts and Sciences; and Andrew Thomson, a senior in the School of Information Studies. The graduate student representative is Christopher McGee, president of the Graduate Student Organization. All were selected by the Senate Agenda Committee and ratified by the Senate.
“This is a wonderful group, representing all sectors of the University community,” says Lampe. “I thank the University Senate for its work in selecting the faculty, staff and student representatives, and look forward to the task ahead.”
The committee will hold its organizational meeting June 5.
Kenneth A. Shaw, Syracuse’s 10th Chancellor, has announced his intent to retire as Chancellor in August 2004. Lampe hopes to present a recommendation for Syracuse’s 11th Chancellor to the Board in April.