After a lengthy process, it seems that the mystery surrounding the presidential search candidates will soon be coming to an end.
A few weeks ago Alicia Kinne, ASEWU president, in an ASEWU council meeting announced that it was possible that the university would have a new president before winter break.
According to Kinne, interviews will begin this week. By the end of the week, it is possible that three to five names will be made public.
The search for the new president has lasted several months. According to the presidential search schedule online, during the months of May to June there was a posting for presidential search firms.
Also in June, there was a finalized list of members for the Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC).
During August and September, the PSAC created subcommittees for the creation of an advertisement and position description. The deadline for nominations was on October 14 and the deadline for applications on October 28.
Currently the PSAC is in the process of assessing applicants and selecting final names for recommendation to EWU Board of Trustees.
According to EWU’s presidential search Web site, “[the] next president to lead Eastern Washington University will continue the University’s extraordinary commitment to its mission and strategic goals focused on preparing broadly educated, technologically proficient and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.”