Updated Timetable for Selection of the Tenth President of Winthrop University
current as of May 29, 2012
April 13, 2012: Board of Trustees (BOT) authorized the search process, named a Search and Screening Committee (SSC,) and established means of communicating to and with key constituent groups, as well as the general public, about the status of the search.
April/May: SSC had their first organizational meeting, reviewed their charge, adopted operating and confidentiality guidelines, and reviewed the request for proposals (RFP) for a search consultant.
May 5, 2012: RFP is posted on the Winthrop Procurement webpage as well as the South Carolina Procurement webpages.
May 30, 2012: Solicitation period for RFP closes.
June 4, 2012: Proposals will be evaluated and selected firms will be invited to campus for oral presentations to the Search and Selection Committee.
June/July/August: SSC and consultant establish priorities and qualities of desired candidates with consultants and place vacancy announcements in national trade publications.
September/October/November: SSC and consultant recruit candidates and review applications and nominations on a rolling basis. Unqualified candidates will be notified; top tier candidates are identified.
November/December: Pool of 10 semi-finalists is identified and references initially checked. Interviews are conducted by SSC.
SSC and consultants continue screening, then announce finalist candidates, who are invited to Rock Hill for meetings with various campus groups and public groups.
Candidate visits are scheduled; SSC and consultant host finalists on campus.
Following review of input from various groups, SSC prepares an unranked list of finalists they believe to be qualified to be the tenth president of Winthrop University.
Board of Trustees receives recommendations and all related information from SSC and consultant.
Preferred candidate is chosen and a contract is negotiated with preferred candidate.
BOT announces tenth president of Winthrop University.
Tenth President of Winthrop University takes office.