Timeline

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

2017

October

 

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 
 

October 2017 - February 2018  

 
Candidate identification will proceed through campus nominations, advertising, and direct recruiting by the Presidential Search Committee and Parker Executive Search to identify qualified candidates interested in the position.

October 12

11:00 a.m., President's Conference Room (Building 1, Room 2800)

 
The first search update from Parker Executive Search will be provided to the Presidential Search Committee in the President's Office Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800.

October 24 

8:30 a.m., Student Union Ballroom C

The UNF Board of Trustees will meet and Committee Chair Hyde will provide an update on the work of the Presidential Search Committee. 

November 16

11:00 a.m., Academic Affairs Conference Room (Building 1, Room 2600)

 
The second search update from Parker Executive Search will be provided to the Presidential Search Committee in the Academic Affairs Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2600.

December 7

11:00 a.m., President's Conference Room (Building 1, Room 2800)   

 
The third search update from Parker Executive Search will be provided to the Presidential Search Committee in the President's Office Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800.

2018

January 18

11:00 a.m., President's Conference Room (Building 1, Room 2800) 

 
The fourth search update from Parker Executive Search will be provided to the Presidential Search Committee in the President's Office Conference Room, Building 1, Room 2800.

February 1   

 
The Presidential Search Committee may receive all candidate materials submitted for consideration.

February 1   

 
The Presidential Search Committee may identify eight (8) (more or less) candidates to schedule for initial interviews

February 6 - 7   

 
The Presidential Search Committee may conduct initial interviews of eight (8) (more or less) candidates

February 7   

 
The Presidential Search Committee may recommend, after a public comment session, to the UNF Board of Trustees at least three (3) unranked finalists for campus interviews.

February 12 - 15

 
  • Finalists may be scheduled for campus interviews, to be arranged with the advice and assistance of Parker Executive Search.
  • Parker Executive Search will conduct 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)
    • Sex offender search   
     
  • Parker Executive Search will conduct media reviews to identify potential controversial areas of concern, and obtain 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. On-list and off-list referencing by the UNF Board of Trustees and Parker Executive Search may begin as soon as Parker Executive Search has notified and received approval from the selected candidates.            
 

February 16

 
The UNF Board of Trustees may conduct final interviews and select the President-elect.

March 7   

 
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   

 
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   

 
President Delaney's last day in office.

To Be Determined   

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

Past Meetings

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 9, 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.