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 Presidential Search 7.29.11 




Subject: Update on Presidential Search

As Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, I am very pleased to provide this brief report on our progress to date.

The search committee continues to work diligently in consultation with our search consultants and has completed preparation of the presidential search profile ( prepared for potential candidates. We invite you to help in identifying promising candidates and sources.

The position description will be advertised nationally beginning August 1. Moving forward, the committee has scheduled its next meeting for September 8 to prepare screening instruments and review interview questions. Off-campus interviews for semi-finalists are scheduled for mid-November, and on-campus interviews for finalists will be scheduled early February.

A presidential search webpage is available for viewing on the SRU website at ( ) with updates of search activities so we may keep you informed of our progress. The webpage includes periodic updates on the search itself and also includes SRU information for potential candidates.

Your suggestions and feedback may be directed to our search consultants via email at or v.henderson@storbeckpimentel.comor by phone at 610-572-4296.

I appreciate the work of the search committee and have confidence that we will find the right person to lead Slippery Rock University into our next era of excellence.

Eric Holmes


Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock University, founded in 1889, is the region’s premier public residential university. Shaped by its normal school heritage, the University is distinguished by its commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility.

The University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a recognized leader in evidence-based planning and decision-making. SRU provides students with a superior learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with applied learning opportunities that will help them succeed in an increasingly complex world.