Approval of the criteria for the next Northeast president is the first step in the search for a new chief executive there to succeed Dr. Janice Gilliam, who retired as president last summer, and James King, who is serving as interim president. The next step is appointment of a search advisory committee, made up of representatives of the Board, the college community and the region’s civic and business communities in accordance with TBR policy, to assist in the search. TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said that the committee members and a search timetable will be announced later.
The preferred criteria approved by the board include an earned doctorate from an accredited university; a distinguished record of teaching and experience in public higher education; a minimum of five years of successful campus administrative experience at a level with significant decision-making responsibilities affecting an entire campus or as head of a major academic or administrative unit in an academic environment, or a distinguished record of extensive senior level administrative experience in a complex business, industry or government enterprise. The complete set of criteria is on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/board-meeting-schedule-and-materials.