Presidential finalists to visit campus, presidential search forum on Friday


Dreyma Beronja/NW

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH – The first in a series of presidential search forums will be held in the Founders Room located in the Northern Center. The forums will give students, staff and faculty a chance to actively participate in the selection of NMU’s next president.

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor

NMU’s presidential search committee sent out a campus-wide email on Monday, Sept. 12 regarding the ongoing presidential search. The email included additional information for students interested in participating in the search process.

The first student presidential search forum is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 16 in the Founders Room located in the Northern Center.

The names and biographies of each candidate will be released the day prior to their visit. All information and schedules will be available on the presidential search webpage.

According to the presidential search committee, after an extensive national search for the next president, four candidates will be visiting campus between Sept. 15 and 22. Each candidate will be on campus for two days of sessions with various groups and individuals. Each candidate will participate in forums for students, faculty and staff.

“The Presidential Search Advisory Committee is very excited to have selected four excellent candidates for on-campus interviews. I want to thank the members of the committee for their hard work and perseverance,” said Chris Greer, chair of the presidential search committee and dean of students. “It is important for us to conduct an open search and to be transparent about the process. We hope that students, faculty, staff and the community will take advantage of the opportunity to meet each candidate and provide feedback to the Board of Trustees.”

The NMU Board of Trustees will interview candidates the week of Sept. 26 with an announcement to follow.