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Presidential Search Committee Identifies Finalists
When we started the presidential search process, I committed to communicating with you when the Presidential Search Committee reached key milestones. Over the past couple of months, the search committee has interviewed candidates, and I am pleased to say that we have identified finalists for the position.
We anticipate the Board of Trustees will interview the finalists by the end of August. Subsequently, we anticipate announcing the selection of a new President by mid- to late-September. We are targeting the first of January 2018 as the start date for the new President.
To ensure the continuity of leadership on campus, Dr. Carter remains as Johnson C. Smith University’s active President until December, unless his successor is announced and is able to start before that time.
I understand that many of you may be anxious during this process of selecting a new President to lead the next phase of the University’s radical transformation. Be assured that the Presidential Search Committee has worked diligently to secure the right leader for this moment in JCSU’s history. Please direct any questions or comments to my attention.
I am excited about the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, and I have no doubt that we will have another year of undeniable progress.
Shirley J. Hughes, Chair
JCSU Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee
September 30, 2017
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