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Presidential Search

Presidential Search Update

COT sets deadline for Presidential Search Committee recommendations

Jan. 11, 2017

President Cheryl J. Norton


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Jeff Smith, chair of the Slippery Rock University Presidential Search Committee, announced today the council of trustees has sent letters to the faculty, the non-instructional bargaining units, the Alumni Association and the Student Government Association requesting that they provide the names and contact information for their representatives to the Presidential Search Committee by Jan. 25.

The committee is tasked with finding a successor to University President Cheryl Norton. Norton, who was appointed as the 16th - and first female - president of SRU in 2012, is retiring from the University July 21, 2017.

Membership on the committee is outlined in the State System's Board of Governors policy 1983-13-A. Smith, COT vice chair, and trustees Thomas Breth and Robert Taylor were appointed as the Council's representatives.