Murray State Presidential Search

Higher Education
3:05 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

First Round of MSU Presidential Interviews This Weekend

The Murray State Presidential Search Committee heads to Nashville this weekend to interview the top ten candidates for the job. 

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Higher Education
8:23 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Murray State Presidential Search Committee Selects 11 Finalists

Murray State University’s Presidential search committee has identified 11 finalists for off-site interviews in January. 

Chairman Stephen Williams says the nine member committee was unanimous in its selection of the finalists.

Williams says consulting search firm Witt Kieffer provided the committee a “robust” list of 60 diverse candidates from varied backgrounds.  Williams says the off-site interviews will likely be in Nashville, TN January 11 and 12.

Williams wouldn’t mention whether or not there are any internal applicants or finalists.

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Education
4:13 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

MSU Presidential Search Committee Readies for Applications

The Murray State University presidential search committee will begin receiving applications in the next few days, ahead of an early December meeting where the pool of candidates will be whittled down to around a dozen.

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Education
9:16 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Presidential Search Committee Considers Timeline

The Murray State University Presidential Search Committee is finalizing a timeline to select the school’s 12th president.

In a video conference meeting Monday the nine-member committee agreed on a flexible Dec. 1 deadline to accept applications. 

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Education
3:55 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Board of Regents Set March Meeting to Coincide with Presidential Finalists Visit

Credit nse.org

The Murray State University Board of Regents has set its March 2014 meeting to coincide with the final presidential candidates' visits to campus. 

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. 

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Education
7:39 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Regents Choose To Keep Presidential Search Confidential

Credit Murray State.EDU

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.

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.

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Education
5:16 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Murray State Presidential Search Committee Weighing Confidentiality Suggestions from Search Firm

Credit nse.org

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.”

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Education
3:11 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Committee Names Search Firms for Consideration This Week

Murray State University’s Presidential Search Committee is set to pick one of three search firms to facilitate the process of finding its next president on Friday.

At a meeting this morning the committee narrowed the potential firms to Academic Search, Incorporated, Korn/Ferry International and Witt Kieffer.

The committee may select a firm at its Friday morning meeting.  MSU used Korn/Ferry to find former President Randy Dunn in 2005.

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Higher Education
10:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

KY Governor Not Pursuing Murray State Presidency

Credit governor.ky.gov

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.

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.  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.

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