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. 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. “ 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.”
Murray State University's Board of Regents Student member Jeremiah Johnson is defending his vote to not renew President Randy Dunn’s contract. Johnson's vote was not based in any official position of the Student Government Association.
Murray State’s Board of Regents has voted 7 to 4 against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract. The decision comes despite the letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.
A Murray State Board of Regents Ad Hoc committee will gather data under four headings to review President Randy Dunn’s contract. Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris met with Vice-Chair Marilyn Buchanon, and Finance Committee Chair Stephen Williams in Louisville today.
The Murray State University Board of Regents’ Ad-hoc Presidential Contract Review Committee will now meet in open session next week. Coordinator of Board Relations Jill Hunt confirms the committee will meet Wednesday afternoon at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky.
Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn won’t be Florida’s next Education Commissioner. The Florida Board of Education unanimously chose another finalist, Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett, during their meeting today.
Murray State’s Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says the board must collectively respond to a MSU faculty Senate resolution supporting President Randy Dunn and asking for the board to take action on Dunn’s contract.
Murray State’s Board of Regents is meeting at Miller Golf Course today for a special planning session and work retreat. The board holds its quarterly meeting tomorrow on campus. On the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting: a spotlight on the men’s basketball team from coach Steve Prohm, and an update on the State Endowment Match Program.
The Murray State Board of Regents meets in quarterly session today. The regents will get an update on the universitys work towards the Council on Postsecondary Educations Stronger By Degrees agenda and consider naming proposals for the Regional Business and Innovation Center.