Murray State Board of Regents http://wkms.org en Board of Regents Set March Meeting to Coincide with Presidential Finalists Visit http://wkms.org/post/board-regents-set-march-meeting-coincide-presidential-finalists-visit <p></p><p>The Murray State University Board of Regents has set its March 2014 meeting to coincide with the final presidential candidates' visits to campus.&nbsp;</p><p>Board Chair Constantine Curris told regents at Friday's quarterly meeting they should plan to be on campus from March 11-15 to meet with Witt/Kieffer consultants and the presidential finalists. The board decided to keep the presidential search confidential until the finalists are chosen. Then they will release the names to the community.&nbsp; Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:55:54 +0000 Whitney Jones 34664 at http://wkms.org Board of Regents Set March Meeting to Coincide with Presidential Finalists Visit Regents Choose To Keep Presidential Search Confidential http://wkms.org/post/regents-choose-keep-presidential-search-confidential <p></p><p>Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says the board has come to a consensus that the presidential search should be confidential up until the final stages.</p><p>The regents discussed confidentiality at their annual retreat Thursday. Curris says the kind of candidate Murray State is looking for should be open to some exposure. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:39:48 +0000 Whitney Jones 34649 at http://wkms.org Regents Choose To Keep Presidential Search Confidential Murray State Presidential Search Committee Weighing Confidentiality Suggestions from Search Firm http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-presidential-search-committee-weighing-confidentiality-suggestions-search-firm <p></p><p>Presidential Search Committee Witt/Kieffer told a Murray State University’s Presidential Search Committee Wednesday that it would be best to keep the names and specific details of the search process confidential.</p><p>Witt/Kieffer Managing Partner John Thornburgh told the Presidential Search Committee keeping those details under wraps would open the pool to higher quality candidates who might not want their name announced publicly. Committee Chairman Pro-tem Harry Lee Waterfield said the regents want to bring the best candidates in and will consider Thornburgh’s advice.</p><p>“<em>We feel there’s a trend nationally for really good candidates to want to not be in an open process where their name is battered about and we don’t want to limit the pool,” Waterfield said. “We’re going to try to find a way to have a process that’s open but maybe not as wide open as some in the past.”</em> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:16:22 +0000 Whitney Jones 34600 at http://wkms.org Murray State Presidential Search Committee Weighing Confidentiality Suggestions from Search Firm KY Governor Not Pursuing Murray State Presidency http://wkms.org/post/ky-governor-not-pursuing-murray-state-presidency <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s Communications Director Kerri Richardson says the Governor won’t pursue the Presidency at Murray State University. Beshear has been rumored as a potential candidate during the past few months.</p><p>MSU is in the process of hiring a search firm to compile and filter candidates for the job. MSU hopes to hire a new president in spring 2014.&nbsp; Governor Beshear is in his second term which ends in 2015. The job would’ve offered Beshear a chance to boost his state retirement benefits. The presidential job pays nearly double the Governor’s salary.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:02:53 +0000 Chad Lampe 33015 at http://wkms.org KY Governor Not Pursuing Murray State Presidency