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Timeline

This is an estimated timeline that will be updated as we move through the search process. 

 

 Upcoming Meetings 

March 7, 2018
The UNF Board of Trustees will submit required materials to the Florida Board of Governors related to confirmation of the President-elect.  

March 28-29, 2018
The President-elect will attend the meeting of the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Board of Governors will confirm the President–elect.   

May 31, 2018
President Delaney's last day in office.

To Be Determined 
The new President will assume responsibilities at the University of North Florida. 

Past Meetings 

February, 2018 Packets of materials for finalist candidates were available at Brooks College of Health, Building 39, Room 3031; Coggin College of Business, Building 42, Room 2010; College of Arts and Sciences, Building 51, Room 3301; College of Computing, Engineering & Construction, Building 4, Room 4201; College of Education & Human Services, Building 57, Room 3600; Hicks Honors College, Building 1, Room 1600; Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 2402; Faculty Association, Building 16, Room 3100; Office of the President, Building 1, Room 2800; Alumni Hall, Building 60, Room 2106.
January-February, 2018 Candidate identification proceeded through campus nominations, advertising, and direct recruiting by the Presidential Search Committee and Parker Executive Search to identify qualified candidates interested in the position. 
February 20, 2018 The UNF Board of Trustees selected the President-elect.
February 16, 2018 David Szymanski, Ph.D., Dean, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Professor of Marketing, University of Cincinnati, met with the UNF Foundation Board, MOCA Jacksonville Board, OneJax Board, UNF Alumni Board, UNF Osprey Club Board, Jacksonville Business Leaders, and UNF Advisory Councils. Dr. Szymanski held forums with associate deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students. And, the UNF Board of Trustees held their formal interview with Dr. Szymanski. 
February 12-15, 2018 Parker Executive Search conducted extensive background investigations on final candidates, to include Federal and U.S. criminal checks (10 years), credit history and motor vehicle checks, degree verification (all degrees), and a sex offender search. Parker Executive Search also conducted media reviews to identify potential controversial areas of concern, and obtained various signed authorizations regarding the accuracy of the candidate's CV/resume and any other information provided to Parker Executive search, on behalf of the client. After selected candidates were notified and approval was received from candidates, on-list and off-list referencing was done by the UNF Board of Trustees and Parker Executive Search. 
February 15, 2018 Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., FAICP, Dean, Honors College, Purdue University, met with the UNF Foundation Board, MOCA Jacksonville Board, OneJax Board, UNF Alumni Board, UNF Osprey Club Board, Jacksonville Business Leaders, and UNF Advisory Councils. Dr. Phillips held forums with associate deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students. And, the UNF Board of Trustees held their formal interview with Dr. Phillips. 
February 13, 2018 John Floros, Ph.D., Dean, College of Agriculture and Director of K-State Research and Extension, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University, met with the UNF Foundation Board, MOCA Jacksonville Board, OneJax Board, UNF Alumni Board, UNF Osprey Club Board, Jacksonville Business Leaders, and UNF Advisory Councils. Dr. Floros held forums with associate deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students. And, the UNF Board of Trustees held their formal interview with Dr. Floros. 
February 12, 2018 Kevin Carman, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Nevada, Reno, met with the UNF Foundation Board, MOCA Jacksonville Board, OneJax Board, UNF Alumni Board, UNF Osprey Club Board, Jacksonville Business Leaders, and UNF Advisory Councils. Dr. Carman held forums with associate deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students. And, the UNF Board of Trustees held their formal interview with Dr. Carman. 
February 7, 2018 The Presidential Search Committee interviewed semi-finalist candidates and, after a public comment session, made a recommendation to the UNF Board of Trustees five (5) unranked finalists for campus interviews. A list of finalists can be found at on the Presidential Search website. 
February 6, 2018 The Presidential Search Committee interviewed semi-finalist candidates. 
February 1, 2018 The Presidential Search Committee met to review candidate materials submitted for consideration. The Presidential Search Committee identify 12 candidates to schedule for initial interviews.  
February 1, 2018 Committee Chair Hyde hosted a conference call to update the Foundation Board on the presidential search.
January 30, 2018 Members of the Presidential Search Committee met to discuss finalist presentations, feedback from the on-line survey, and draft interview questions. 
January 18, 2018 Committee Chair Hyde hosted a conference call to update the Foundation Board on the presidential search. 
January 18, 2018 The Presidential Search Committee met to receive the fourth search update from Parker Executive Search. Immediately following, the search committee discussed the search process and interview questions. 
December 13, 2017 Committee Chair Hyde hosted a conference call to update members of the search committee on the presidential search. 
December 7, 2017 The third search update from Parker Executive Search was provided to the Presidential Search Committee. 
November 17, 2017  Committee Chair Hyde hosted a conference call to update the Foundation Board on the presidential search process.
November 16, 2017 The second search update from Parker Executive Search was provided to the Presidential Search Committee. 

October 24, 2017 
 The UNF Board of Trustees met and Committee Chair Hyde provided an update on the work of the Presidential Search Committee. 

October 12, 2017 
The first search update from Parker Executive Search was provided to the Presidential Search Committee. 
October 2017 Advertisements announcing the position may appear in the following:  Chronicle of Higher Education Diverse Issues in Higher Education  
  • Asians in Higher Education 
  • Women in Higher Education 
  • Hispanic Outlook 
  • Other publications as directed by UNF officials
  • University of North Florida website
  • Parker Executive Search website   
 
September 23, 2017 The UNF Board of Trustees met to review the final draft of the Presidential Compensation Assessment, to approve a range of compensation that will guide recruitment and contract negotiations, and to consider the Presidential Search Committee's recommendation of a Position Announcement for the for the Presidential Search.
September 18, 2017 The Presidential Search Committee met to review and approve a Draft Position Announcement, for consideration by the full Board of Trustees.  
September 18, 2017 The Presidential Search Position Announcement Sub-Committee met to review and recommend a Draft Position Announcement, to be presented to the full Presidential Search Committee for consideration.  
September 13, 2017 The Position Announcement Sub-Committee met to further discuss feedback from Open Forums, survey questionnaires, and conversations with key constituents. The sub-committee also discussed a proposed position announcement.      
September 7, 2017 Members of the Presidential Search Committee met with the UNF Foundation Board to provide a Listening Session to collect input for the presidential search.  
September 7, 2017 Committee Chair Hyde met with the UNF Faculty Association to provide an update on the presidential search.    
September 6, 2017 The on-line survey closed.  
September 6, 2017 Parker Executive Search facilitated campus and community Listening Sessions to discuss the process and expectations of qualified candidates with business and community leaders, associate deans, department chairs, faculty, student leaders, and staff.  
September 5, 2017 Parker Executive Search facilitated campus and community Listening Sessions to discuss the process and expectations of qualified candidates with vice presidents, deans, faculty, staff, students, volunteers and supporters, and volunteer leadership.  
August 31, 2017 Members of the Presidential Search Committee held a faculty Open Forum.   
August 28, 2017 The UNF Board of Trustees and the Compensation Consultant met to discuss the draft compensation study.

August 24, 2017
Vice President Stone met with the UNF Student Affairs Community Council to provide an update on the presidential search.   

August 18, 2017 
Presidential Search Committee Chair Kevin Hyde and Board of Trustees member Adam Hollingsworth met to discuss the presidential search process.  

June 16, 2017 
Parker Executive Search met with the Presidential Search Committee to discuss the search process, expectation of qualified candidates, as well as position requirements, timeline, and advertising.  

June 16, 2017 
Parker Executive Search met with the UNF Board of Trustees to discuss search process and expectations of qualified candidates.

June 16, 2017 
Members of the Presidential Search Committee met for an Open Forum with the University Support Personnel Association and the Administrative & Professional Association.  

June 8, 2017 
Members of the Presidential Search Committee met for an Open Forum with the University Support Personnel Association and the Administrative & Professional Association.  

June 7, 2017 
The Position Announcement Sub-Committee met to:
  • Discuss feedback from the faculty Open Forum and the on-line survey 
  • Discuss emerging themes from feedback received to date and next steps   
 

June 6, 2017 
Committee Chair Hyde met with the UNF Foundation Board to provide a brief overview of the presidential search process.

June 6, 2017 
Vice President Stone met with the Continuing Education Deans Advisory to provide a brief overview of the presidential search process.  

June 1, 2017 
Dr. Radha Pyati, president of the UNF Faculty Association, met with the UNF Alumni Association to provide a brief overview of the presidential search process.  

June 1, 2017 
Vice President Stone met with the MOCA Board of Trustees to provide a brief overview of the presidential search process.  

May 24, 2017 
The UNF Board of Trustees met.
  • Committee Chair Hyde updated the UNF Board of Trustees on the search process. 
  • ACTION ITEM: the UNF Board of Trustees approved the Presidential Search Committee's recommendation regarding the selection of an executive search firm.
  • The Compensation Consultant provided an update to the UNF Board of Trustees on the compensation analysis for the UNF presidency.  
 

May 23, 2017

The Presidential Search Committee met to approve the recommendation of the Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee.

May 22-23, 2017 
The Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee met to:
  • Conduct interviews of finalists.
  • Make a recommendation of a search firm to the Presidential Search Committee.
 

May 22, 2017

Vice President Sharon Ashton met with the University Support Personnel Association during the spring assembly to provide a brief overview of the presidential search process.

May 18, 2017 
Committee Chair Hyde met with the Administrative & Professional Association during the spring assembly to provide a brief overview of the presidential search process.

May 16, 2017 
The Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee met to:   
  • Review responses to RFQ. 
  • Decide which firms to invite for in-person presentations to the Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee.        
 

May 9, 2017 
The Presidential Search Committee Chair and Sub-Committee Chairs met with UNF Board of Trustees Chair Korman to discuss upcoming meetings and events related to the presidential search.  

May 2, 2017 
The on-line survey was launched. 

April 28, 2017 
Committee Chair Hyde selected a compensation consultant.  

April 27, 2017 
The Position Announcement Sub-Committee met to discuss:
  • Committee responsibilities
  • A timeline for completion of work
  • How to solicit input from key constituents
  • Key elements of leadership                
 

April 26, 2017 
A faculty Open Forum was held, facilitated by Chair Hyde and Sub-Committee Chair  McElroy. 

April 24, 2017 
A Request for Quotation (RFQ) for an Executive Search Firm went out.  

April 21, 2017 
The Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee met to: 
  • Review proposed RFQs for an executive search firm solicitation 
  • Approve an RFQ for a solicitation announcement           
 

April 14, 2017 
Presidential Search Committee Chair, Position Announcement Sub-Committee Chair and members of the UNF Board of Trustees met to discuss upcoming meetings and events related to the presidential search.

April 11, 2017 
Sub-Committees were appointed. 

April 10, 2017 
The Presidential Search Committee met to:  
  • Introduce committee members
  • Charge the committee
  • Provide search guidelines
  • Provide the committee organization              
 

April 3, 2017 
A Request for Quotation (RFQ) for a compensation consultant went out. 

April 1, 2017 

The Presidential Search Committee was announced.