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 Presidential Search Update 9-9-11 



Sept. 9, 2011

To the University Community:

The Presidential Search Committee met September 8 and I’m pleased to report that we are at a positive and encouraging point in the process.

The advertisement for the next president of Slippery Rock University was placed in the Chronicle of Higher Education and we have already received several applications and very positive feedback regarding the University.

We are in the active recruiting stage of the search and through our consultant will be contacting senior level master’s institutions and presidents at both public and private universities to identify and encourage highly qualified candidates to apply.

Should you know of individuals who meet or exceed our criteria, please direct them to the search consultant, Charles Bunting, consulting partner, Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LLC, via email at c.bunting@storbeckpimentel.comor Vicki Henderson, senior associate at v.henderson@storbeckpimental.comor via phone 610.572.4296.

Our plan moving forward is to begin reviewing applications by late-September / early October with the goal of narrowing down the pool by mid-November.

If all goes as planned, we expect to conduct confidential off-campus interviews with the semi-finalists in early December and then bring 3-5 finalists to campus in early February for public interviews.

We will continue to update you as we reach key points in the search process via email and on the Presidential Search Web site at  

The committee thanks you for your continued interest and support as we search for the 16th president of Slippery Rock University.


Eric Holmes
Council of Trustees
Chair, Presidential Search Committee

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.