Thursday, July 7, 2016

Shame on UL System Day 9 (Last update)

Progress. It only took nine days after announcing the search is open to actually post the "qualifications" to be president of Grambling State University.  So this is better:

But as I've said, really no need to act like this is a real, legitimate, intentional search. I know they know what a real search looks like. It looks like this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

They didn't even use a non-search search during the current process for the system president:

Real talk: The decision has been made and really that's OK- it is within the board's powers. I am going to do whatever I can to help the new president be successful because Grambling has to be successful. A strong GSU is good for Dillard and all HBCUs.

The problem with a play search though is the ULS board has set themselves up for scrutiny if a stronger, eminently qualified candidate than the one they've selected decides to apply & challenge the process. With an open process everyone will get to see resumes and then compare to the job description (which is why in my op ed I suggested just selecting without a search if you have someone already).

This will be a great case study for grad students and researchers studying HBCUs!

The Prez

Monday, July 4, 2016

Shame on UL System Day 6

Hopefully tomorrow, after the holiday, we can fix this. Reminder- here is the Grambling search page:

Here is the Northwestern State search, conducted in the Spring of 2014:

Meeting and public forum. Search firm. Search committee (included alumni, faculty, staff and student reps). They hired a TERRIFIC president (I love him).

Why won't they give Grambling the same consideration? Why not wait a year and really figure out what's wrong at Grambling so they can hire the best fit.

The Prez