The Advisory Search Committee (ASC) and Presidential Search Committee (PSC) at Baylor University (BU) are planning to meet both separately and jointly for the second time on April 28, at the university's Waco, Texas campus.
The two search committees will convene once again in efforts to find the person best qualified to lead the historic Baptist university after the incumbent president Robert Sloan steps down this June.
Baylor reports that the PSC has conducted a total of 14 listening sessions with students, faculty, staff, administrators and
alumni, in which the committee has benefited from wide ranging perspectives and opinions expressed in these sessions.
The April meetings, in particular, provided PSC with an opportunity to hear the response of the Baylor family, including students, staff, alumni, executive council members, and faculty, to several key questions posed by the search committee consultant. Korn/Ferry International is a professional search firm hired by BU in early March to assist in the search.
Three additional meetings are slated on Baylor campus for the week of May 2, while listening meetings with alumni are also being organized in Austin, Dallas and Houston. Furthermore, the Baylor Network, at the request of the search committee, soon will request input from more than 65,000 via e-mail.
In the midst of ongoing committee sessions, the committee continues to request input from the Baylor family.