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The Special Committee on the Nomination of a President requested consultative reports from members of the University faculty, staff, and student bodies. Search Chair, Mr. John O. Wynne, charged the groups to consider three questions and to report their findings to the special committee: 1.) What opportunities and challenges do you see facing the University of Virginia in the next 10 years? 2.) What qualifications/personal leadership characteristics should the next president possess to take advantage of the opportunities and address the challenges? 3.) What other considerations should the committee bear in mind as we initiate this search? Final reports from the consultation groups are linked here.

The Special Committee on the Nomination of a President will host six open forums in the months of August and September. The purpose of these forums is to give faculty, staff of the University (academic division and medical center), students, community members, and friends the opportunity to provide advice to the presidential search committee regarding the qualifications and characteristics of the University's next president, as well as any advice that participants might want to offer to the committee about how it might conduct the search. The forums are open to all persons who want to provide advice to the committee. The dates, times, and locations for the forums follow:

  • August 25, 2009, 10 a.m.-noon, Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
  • August 25, 2009, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zehmer Hall Auditorium.
  • September 1, 2009, 7:30-9:30 a.m., McLeod Hall Auditorium.
  • September 1, 2009, 4-6 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
  • September 12, 2009, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alumni Hall Ballroom.
  • September 29, 2009, 2-4 p.m., Slemp Center - Dogwood Room (College at Wise).

Persons who want to submit a nomination or provide advice to the presidential search committee may also do so through an on-line form. On-line submissions will be used for the search committee's purposes only. Persons who want to submit advice may do so anonymously. The presidential search committee will have the benefit of all advice as it conducts the search.

Go to the On-line form.