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Presidential Search Committee named

While FAU’s President Anthony Catanese leaves the university on June 30, the search to find his successor is just starting.

The following are serving on the Presidential Search Committee:

Trustees * George Zoley, Committee Chair * Llwyd Ecclestone* Pablo Paez* Sherry Plymale

Board of Education * Charles Garcia

Faculty * Scott Kelso, Eminent Scholar, Center for Complex Systems * Rupert Rhodd, Associate Professor of Economics, Davie

Academic Administration * Nancy Poulson, Associate Dean, Honors College

Staff * Denise Campbell, Associate Director, Personnel Services

Student * Gaston Garrido, SGA Governor, Broward Campuses

Alumni * Armand Grossman, President-Elect, Alumni Association

FAU Foundation* Howard Guggenheim, Chair* Herbert Gimelstob, Vice Chair* George Platt, Ft. Lauderdale

Community* Jan Cummings, Broward County* Pete Hegener, Port St. Lucie* Richard Schmidt, Boca Raton

The consulting firm of A.T. Kearney is assisting in the search, which is expected to take from six months to a year. The committee will present a slate of finalists to the FAU Board of Trustees, which will select the new president.

New presidential search website goes online

The presidential search is now logged on. To access the site, go to www.fau.edu/about/bot/search/index.htm.

The job description for the future president is: “The Committee seeks a visionary leader with a strong commitment to excellence in higher education, demonstrated administrative skills in managing a complex organization and the ability to guide the institution to national prominence as a research university. It is desired that applicants possess a terminal degree and a strong understanding of, and appreciation for, scholarship.

“An appreciation for the role of the University in enhancing economic development in the region, and the capacity to attract financial support from the public and private sectors, are essential. Excellent communication skills are of paramount importance as the President is the chief representative of the University to a wide variety of external constituencies including the State Legislature.”

The Committee is being assisted in the search by the A.T. Kearney Education Practice. For best consideration application materials should be received prior to July 15, 2002.

There is also a link on the website for students to post input and to get updates on meetings.

For more information, call Dr. Anthony Lombardo, coordinator of the search process, at 561/297-3032.

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