DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Presidential search update
By Judy Greffin /
September 2, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The planning of the presidential search is underway, and I would like to provide you with an update.
First, I am pleased to announce that the membership of the presidential search committee has been finalized.
Ex Officio Members:
My thanks to the Faculty Council, the Staff Council, and the Student Government Association for providing representatives to serve on this committee.
Second, I would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming listening sessions with our search team from Isaacson Miller. The sessions will focus on discussing the position itself and the important opportunities and challenges that will face the next president.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 3 – 4 p.m. CT Zoom link
Wednesday, Sept. 15 9 – 10 a.m. CT Zoom link
Wednesday, Sept. 15 4 – 5 p.m. CT Zoom link
Thursday, Sept. 16 9 – 10 a.m. CT Zoom link
Thursday, Sept. 16 3 – 4 p.m. CT Zoom link
Friday, Sept. 17 9 – 10 a.m. CT Zoom link
Please review the questions listed below to help us think about the future of our university and the ways in which we can tangibly assess the success of a new president:
Once the search firm has had an opportunity to gather input from the university community, they will work with the search committee to synthesize what they have learned into a profile document. This profile will provide an overview of DePaul University, its history, mission and competitive environment, as well as a summary of the challenges, measures of success and ideal qualifications for the role. Once completed, Isaacson Miller will broadly share this document with prospective candidates and key sources for candidate referrals.
If you are unable to attend a listening session, or if you have additional information to share, you can complete this survey to provide your feedback.
Please feel free to nominate individuals who might be considered as candidates, or who might be helpful sources of leads. You may share any recommendations you may have here.
Finally, as with our last presidential search, all finalists will meet with vetting committees comprised of representatives selected by each of the Faculty Council, Staff Council and the Student Government Association.
Please visit the search website for the latest search information. Thank you in advance for your active participation in this important effort – selecting our next president is critically important to the future, and we greatly appreciate your engagement. We look forward to hearing from you.
Judy Greffin is a DePaul trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee.