SFA President Search Thread

TallTexan
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That makes sense, but it partially puts a damper on flight watching. Though there are some pretty cool companies/cities flying in and out of Nac.
SFAJack_76
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Closed session meeting today.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-06/agenda-06.29.2019.pdf
TallTexan
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SFAJack_76 said:

Closed session meeting today.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-06/agenda-06.29.2019.pdf
Ooh, somebody let Nacluth know that we need his ninja skills to infiltrate the air vents & gather intel.
nacluth
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On it.
TallTexan
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SFAJack_76 said:

Closed session meeting today.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-06/agenda-06.29.2019.pdf
I'd guess this is a pairing down of the candidates list, or a go ahead to move forward with more in-depth interviews?
SFAJack_76
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TallTexan said:

SFAJack_76 said:

Closed session meeting today.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-06/agenda-06.29.2019.pdf
I'd guess this is a pairing down of the candidates list, or a go ahead to move forward with more in-depth interviews?
Given the original timeline, I suspect it is both. A cut to the top three to four, with plans for in-depth interviews of those.
TallTexan
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SFAJack_76 said:

TallTexan said:

SFAJack_76 said:

Closed session meeting today.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-06/agenda-06.29.2019.pdf
I'd guess this is a pairing down of the candidates list, or a go ahead to move forward with more in-depth interviews?
Given the original timeline, I suspect it is both. A cut to the top three to four, with plans for in-depth interviews of those.
I'll keep a diligent eye on the flight tracker.
TallTexan
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Nothing unusual on the flight tracker the past two weeks.
BigJack85
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I'm surprised that there hasn't been ANY information at all that gives us any idea of what direction they are going. I was hoping to see a finalist list soon.
TallTexan
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There was a flight, on a super small plane this morning from Fort Smith Arkansas. The president there just started last week, so we're definitely not getting her, but I'm sharing her profile because she has exactly the type of background we need.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/apr/17/uafs-chancellor-pick-named-20190417/
TallTexan
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BigJack85 said:

I'm surprised that there hasn't been ANY information at all that gives us any idea of what direction they are going. I was hoping to see a finalist list soon.
Also worth noting that UAFS released a Top Candidate List of the finalists. Wish SFA would do the same when they have a list & visits confirmed.
BigJack85
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TallTexan said:

There was a flight, on a super small plane this morning from Fort Smith Arkansas. The president there just started last week, so we're definitely not getting her, but I'm sharing her profile because she has exactly the type of background we need.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/apr/17/uafs-chancellor-pick-named-20190417/


I'll offer a rebuttal. The lady has a good background and sounds like a team player with solid political instincts (see part about joining the chamber of commerce). But... I would like to see some of the background and political instincts coupled with a proven ability to build stem programs and grow enrollment. SFA is close enough to a "Doctoral - Moderate Research Activity" category to be a real good landing spot for a Dean of Engineering at a bigger school to come to SFA and really transform the STEM side of the university.

I dont doubt that we need some of the skills the new chancellor at UAFS has demonstrated but I believe a more science centered academic leader would help at this time.
Jacks4460
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SPecial called meeting July 19-20 and the only thing on the agenda for both days is Presidential search.. Then on july 21-23 during a regular meeting they will name a finalist I would think... I will look at the agenda and such tonight becasue it is 616 pages and i dont have that much time to ready right now...
drhuggybear
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It is disappointing that we haven't seen the list yet. I get that it shows their hand a little and theoretically lessens their negotiation position but didn't they say from the onset that they would let everyone know the progress?
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Pilotgirl
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Typical SFA behavior. Not surprised. This is why I hope they go with an outsider.
SFAJack_76
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Perhaps a contrarian opinion, but I don't see value in releasing any names at this stage of the process.
Pilotgirl
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I think they should announce finalists, IMO.
SFAJack_76
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Jacks4460 said:

SPecial called meeting July 19-20 and the only thing on the agenda for both days is Presidential search.. Then on july 21-23 during a regular meeting they will name a finalist I would think... I will look at the agenda and such tonight becasue it is 616 pages and i dont have that much time to ready right now...
Here is the link to the special called meeting. Note that it is taking place at the IAH Marriott. Two 13 hour days of executive session scheduled. That implies to me that one or more candidates are being interviewed. Perhaps you recall that Ivey interviewed the football HC finalists in Houston.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-07/bor-agenda-07.19-20.2019.pdf
SFAJack_76
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Jacks4460 said:

SPecial called meeting July 19-20 and the only thing on the agenda for both days is Presidential search.. Then on july 21-23 during a regular meeting they will name a finalist I would think... I will look at the agenda and such tonight becasue it is 616 pages and i dont have that much time to ready right now...
Link to all 616.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-07/bor-report-07.21-23.2019.pdf
TallTexan
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BigJack85 said:

TallTexan said:

There was a flight, on a super small plane this morning from Fort Smith Arkansas. The president there just started last week, so we're definitely not getting her, but I'm sharing her profile because she has exactly the type of background we need.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/apr/17/uafs-chancellor-pick-named-20190417/


I'll offer a rebuttal. The lady has a good background and sounds like a team player with solid political instincts (see part about joining the chamber of commerce). But... I would like to see some of the background and political instincts coupled with a proven ability to build stem programs and grow enrollment. SFA is close enough to a "Doctoral - Moderate Research Activity" category to be a real good landing spot for a Dean of Engineering at a bigger school to come to SFA and really transform the STEM side of the university.

I dont doubt that we need some of the skills the new chancellor at UAFS has demonstrated but I believe a more science centered academic leader would help at this time.


I still think the top candidate in this respect is the Provost at UT Dallas. Atleast on paper.
TallTexan
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SFAJack_76 said:

Jacks4460 said:

SPecial called meeting July 19-20 and the only thing on the agenda for both days is Presidential search.. Then on july 21-23 during a regular meeting they will name a finalist I would think... I will look at the agenda and such tonight becasue it is 616 pages and i dont have that much time to ready right now...
Here is the link to the special called meeting. Note that it is taking place at the IAH Marriott. Two 13 hour days of executive session scheduled. That implies to me that one or more candidates are being interviewed. Perhaps you recall that Ivey interviewed the football HC finalists in Houston.

http://www.sfasu.edu/sites/default/files/2019-07/bor-agenda-07.19-20.2019.pdf


Makes sense, easier to get everyone to Houston than to Nac if you're doing multiple interviews.
TallTexan
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Pilotgirl said:

I think they should announce finalists, IMO.


If they narrow it down to 5 or fewer, they definitely should release them.

And I'd hope that on campus visits follow. I really hope they go outside the system though. We need new ideas,big time.
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