Human Resources

Presidential Search Updates

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Fort Lewis College Presidential Search Committee will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 and Friday, March 2, 2018. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. both days. The meeting will be held in the Mount Massive Conference Room at the Denver Airport Marriott, 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado 80011. Executive session may be convened pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3)(a) (2017). 

For more details, please contact Mitch Davis at davis_m@fortlewis.edu.

 

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE - 15 FEBRUARY 2018
The search for the next president of Fort Lewis College is moving forward, and is on track for a decision and announcement in mid-April. The nationwide search resulted in a robust response – more than 100 candidates with strong diversity. The search committee expects to interview approximately ten highly-qualified candidates in early March. After the Board of Trustees announces the finalist candidates, each will visit campus in mid-March, with ample opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community to meet with them and provide input to the Trustees prior to their April 6 meeting. Details will be made public well in advance, so everyone has an opportunity to participate. 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (Minutes)
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Presidential Search Committee will conduct a public meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Student Senate Chambers, Room 163, Student Union, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. Executive session may be convened pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3)(a) (2016).

Please contact Mitch Davis at 970-247-7401 or davis_m@fortlewis.edu for further information.    

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (Minutes)
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Fort Lewis College Presidential Search Committee will conduct a public meeting beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Student Senate Chambers, Room 163, Student Union, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.

Please contact Mitch Davis at 970-247-7401 or davis_m@fortlewis.edu for further information.   

 

PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP PROFILE NOW ONLINE
Outreach for candidates to be the next Fort Lewis College President goes live this week. Witt/Kieffer, the college’s search consultants, will begin advertising in the Chronicle for Higher Education, as well as approximately 20 other periodicals or online sites, including those focused on diversity candidates. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.

The Leadership Profile that outlines expectations and credentials for presidential candidates appears at the presidential search website: www.fortlewis.edu/presidentialsearch. The document was reviewed and approved by the Presidential Search Committee, and reflect extensive input from interviews and surveys of faculty, students and staff, as well as local community leaders.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (Minutes)

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Presidential Search Committee will conduct a public meeting beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Student Senate Chambers, Room 163, Student Union, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (Minutes)

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Presidential Search Committee will conduct a public meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  The meeting will be held in the Student Senate Chambers, Room 163, Student Union, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.

 

Meetings with Fort Lewis College Presidential Search Committee announced
The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College has selected Witt/Kieffer, one of the country’s leading search firms in higher education, health care, life sciences and the non-profit sector, to assist its search committee with its national presidential search.  

The Board of Trustees has appointed a 12-person Presidential Search Committee that includes faculty, students, administrators, staff, alumni, and community members, as well as two trustees, which will work with Witt/Kieffer Principal Ann Yates and Senior Partner Lucy Leske over the next six months.
 
The committee will hold its first meetings on campus on October 11 to discuss the search process and invite feedback. Anyone wishing to attend any of the meetings should contact Esther Ryser at 247-7100 or emryser@fortlewis.edu. The agenda for October 11 includes:
 
10:30 – 11:30 AM               
Staff group meeting
President’s Conference Room
  
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Faculty group meeting
Vallecito Room
                                                
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Individual meetings w/consultant (ea. 10-15 min)                                   
Vallecito Room
Contact Esther Ryser at 247-7100 or emryser@fortlewis.edu for an appointment.
 
5:00 – 6:00 PM    
Faculty and staff group meeting (for those not able to attend the previous meetings)                                                                               
Vallecito Room
                                                
6:00 PM                
Student forum
Student Senate Chambers
 
There will be additional opportunities during that time for members of the Fort Lewis College and Durango communities to share input, ensuring that a comprehensive, transparent and effective search process is informed by multiple perspectives. 
 
President Dene Thomas announced in April that she will retire June 30, 2018. The Board of Trustees anticipates naming the next president of Fort Lewis College in the spring of 2018.
 
Comments can be sent to flc-presidential-search@fortlewis.edu
 
For more information about Witt/Kieffer: www.wittkieffer.com.
 
 
Answer to questions submitted by Faculty Senate:
1) How many candidates will be invited to the airport interviews? (Estimate or hope)
2) How many candidates will be invited to campus? (Estimate or hope)
3) Will the presidential search committee make one recommendation to the BoT or will the committee rank order candidates with the BoT making the final decision?
 
We appreciate these questions; however, it is too early in the process. The Board of Trustees has been focused on establishing a transparent and collaborative search process and appointing a diverse search committee. We will provide additional guidance to the search committee. We would appreciate input from you.