Board begins search for new president this week

October 13, 2009 10:12:00 AM



Charged with finding a replacement for outgoing Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Claudia Limbert, who will step down next summer, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning must now begin the process of identifying suitable candidates. 


The process likely will be discussed at the board''s next meeting, Wednesday and Thursday at Alcorn State University, where they will accept Limbert''s resignation, said West Point Mayor Scott Ross, president of the IHL board. 


A search committee, tapped by Ross, will draft a job description and select a search advisory committee based on interviews with campus constituency groups, according to the IHL. 


The College Board''s search committee will decide who to interview, from a pool of at least five applicants suggested by the advisory board. 


After several rounds of interviews, the search committee, with assistance from a committee to advise during the interview process, will choose a preferred candidate to visit campus and meet with constituency groups. 


Depending on the feedback from campus groups, the IHL board will either hire its top choice or continue the search. 


Ross offered no timetable on finding a new president.