Officials Announce Presidential Research Community Forums – The GW Hatchet

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Officials said those involved in the research process met over the summer and decided that soliciting feedback from members of the GW community through the forums is an “essential part” of presidential research.

The presidential search committee will hold a series of community forums in September to get feedback from the GW community on their expectations for the next university, according to an email sent to community members on Monday.

Roslyn Brock and Jim Tielsch, chair and vice chair of the Presidential Search Committee, said those interested in participating in the forums can register online for the September 8-9 in-person and virtual events, where staff, faculty, students and alumni can sign up for one-on-one sessions to give officials feedback on their ideal college leader. Officials said the forums come after officials involved in the search process, including trustees, the Presidential Search Committee, the Faculty Advisory Committee and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, met at the over the summer and have decided that soliciting feedback from GW community members via the forums is an “essential part” of presidential research.

“To elaborate, the Presidential Search Committee is especially keen to hear directly from faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends of GW about what you would like the next President to accomplish in the first five years” , they said in an email.

Brock and Tielsch said members of the presidential search committee and consultants Ilene Nagel, John Simon and Charlie Kaler of Education Executives a California-based executive search firm participate in community forums. Officials selected education executives in June to guide the research process.

“As we enter what we hope will be a post-COVID period in higher education, it is important to reflect on what GW’s highest priorities should be and how GW can build on its strengths. unique,” they said.

They said the presidential search committee decided to schedule both in-person and virtual forums to “maximize your ability to participate.” They added that community members are encouraged to submit feedback on the research process through their website.

“Information on dates, times, location and links to register for forums are provided on the Presidential Research website,” they said. “We look forward to hearing from you.”

Harry L. Blanchard