The Wichita State University Presidential Search Committee (Committee) shall be comprised
of individuals appointed by the Kansas Board of Regents (Committee Members), to assist
and advise the Kansas Board of Regents in the selection of the next President of Wichita
State University in accordance with the terms and conditions expressed herein.
The Committee shall recommend to the Board in the form of a “Statement of Leadership
Characteristics” or “President Profile” the criteria for the position of President
to be approved by the Board on or before June 19, 2019. The Board requests the Committee
analyze, at a minimum, a candidate’s strengths in the following areas:
leadership and decision making;
strategic planning and vision;
attracting and retaining students;
partnering with business and industry;
ability to create applied learning opportunities;
cultivation of a positive, professional and productive campus workforce;
fundraising and financial stewardship; and
supporting the role of faculty.
Committee Members will serve without predetermined bias for or against any prospective
candidates nominated, referred, or discovered in the search process.
Committee Members will agree to review all candidates without regard to race, religion,
creed, or national origin.
Committee Members shall preserve the confidentiality of the search process and candidate
identities. Such confidentiality is essential to the successful outcome of the search
and must be maintained with professionalism and diligence at all times throughout
the search process. Public communication regarding this search is to be done only
by the Chair of the Search Committee.
Committee Members will serve with the understanding that the Committee will meet frequently
over a period of months and that attendance at scheduled meetings is a top priority.
The Committee shall work with the advice of an executive search consultant to search
and screen for appropriate candidates. The Committee shall evaluate nominations and
The Committee will present to the Kansas Board of Regents an unranked list of the
three to five candidates who are the most qualified for Board selection as President
of Wichita State University.
In all deliberations, Committee Members will adhere to Board of Regents policies and
act in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.