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University of Missouri Board of Curators Presidential Search Committee to meet Friday in Columbia

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

May 17, 2007

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead

Office: (573) 882-0601

E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

The University of Missouri Board of Curators Presidential Search Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, in Columbia, Mo., in University Hall Conference Room 215 and at remote locations via conference phone.

The Committee is comprised of all nine members of the Board of Curators and the Student Representative to the Board. The Committee meeting will begin in open session to consider approval of a closed meeting. A vote to enter closed session is scheduled soon after the meeting begins, as authorized by Missouri law.

The Board of Curators and its committees may conduct closed business and required votes pursuant to Missouri’s Sunshine Law, as follows:

  • Section 610.021(1), RSMo, relating to matters identified in that provision, which include legal actions, causes of action or litigation, and confidential or privileged communications with counsel;
  • Section 610.021(3), RSMo, relating to matters identified in that provision, which include hiring, firing, disciplining, or promoting of particular employees; and
  • Section 610.021(13), RSMo, relating to matters identified in that provision, which include individually identifiable personnel records, performance ratings, or records pertaining to employees or applicants for employment.

The Committee will eventually refer several finalists to a Presidential Search Advisory Committee, comprised of 19 members representing a broad array of University constituencies. The Advisory Committee is to interview the finalists and provide its impressions to the Board of Curators Presidential Search Committee. The Board of Curators is to make the final decision about the next president.

The Board has retained executive search consultant Jerry Baker of Atlanta to lead its recruitment process. Dr. Gordon H. Lamb is serving as Interim President of the University while the search proceeds for a permanent president.