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University of Missouri Board of Curators Presidential Search Committee to meet Monday through Wednesday in St. Louis

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

May 04, 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 in St. Louis from Monday, May 7, through Wednesday, May 9. Candidates for the University of Missouri presidency are to be interviewed.

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 at 5:15 p.m. in the Directors Row Room 22 at the Adams Mark Hotel, 4th and Chestnut Streets in downtown St. Louis. A vote to enter closed session is scheduled soon after the meeting begins, as authorized by Missouri law.

After a recess Monday evening, the Committee’s closed session is to resume on Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 a.m. at the Thompson Coburn law offices, One US Bank Plaza, 7th and Washington Streets in downtown St. Louis. The Committee will continue its closed session over dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday at One Metropolitan Square, 211 North Broadway in downtown St. Louis.

After a recess Tuesday evening, the Committee’s closed session is to resume on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 a.m. at the Thompson Coburn law offices, One US Bank Plaza, 7th and Washington Streets in downtown St. Louis. Wednesday’s closed session is expected to end by 5:30 p.m.

The Committee does not plan any public comments during its closed meeting or upon the conclusion of Wednesday’s session.

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.