Process of UAB Presidential Search Officially Begins
Posted on Oct 03, 2012 in News
The UAB Presidential Search Advisory Committee had been officially named and held their first meeting last Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Led by UA System Trustee John McMahon as the committee chairman, the committee is composed of 31 members representing students, faculty, and the community, and will have the responsibility of presenting candidate recommendations.
McMahon has been a long time business leader in our community, holding positions on various boards including: UAB Health System, Protective Life Corporation, and ProAssurance Corporation.
“This is as important decision as anyone around the table will make in terms of helping identify the candidates for the presidency,” McMahon said when opening the meeting.
The main discussion for the first meeting was the attributes, opportunities and challenges for the next president.
“List of attributes are still being worked. There was a lot of discussion of what this individual will need to bring to the table,” Kellee Reinhart, the committee spokesperson, said. “Certainly a national reputation, someone who has an ability to inspire confidence and trust, someone who has a talent for interdisciplinary collaboration. These are just among the many qualities discussed.”
So far, no individuals have been named as potential candidates.
“Any discussion of individual names are premature at this time, said Reinhart. “The goal at this time is to have the search concluded about early spring.”
Mary Jane Chen