Trustees Take First Step in Presidential Search

September 15, 2017

University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees met Friday, Sept. 15, to discuss the upcoming presidential search.

The board set the tentative timeline during the meeting. The proposed schedule, which is subject to change, is:

  • Sept. 18-19: Post Documented Quote to seek bids from outside firms interested in assisting with the search.
  • Sept. 26: Introductory meeting with search committee, which will include trustees and representatives of Faculty Senate; Student Senate; Professional and Administrative Staff Council (PASC); and Classified Staff Council (CSC).
  • Oct. 20: Search committee finalizes leadership characteristics for next president.
  • Nov. 1: Special board meeting before finance and audit committee meeting to discuss criteria. 

The board is working on finalizing the remaining schedule with the goal of announcing the successor to outgoing president Kay Norton in April. 

Before the meeting started, chairman Dick Monfort emphasized the board’s commitment to conducting the search in “a very thoughtful way.” Trustee Janice Sinden later added that the timeline should provide the ability and flexibility “to do this right, not fast.” 

A memo with more details about the search will be emailed to campus next week.

Trustees also acknowledged Norton’s 15 years of service (Norton on Tuesday announced her retirement as president, effective at the end of June.)

“You’ve had a great tenure, and UNC appreciates everything that you’ve done,” Monfort told her.