May 20, 2014

Presidential Search Statement outlines key competencies

Following a series of open forums and other outreach activities with the Cornell community, the Presidential Search Committee that will recommend David Skorton’s successor has released a document that outlines the university’s desired characteristics of its next president.

The Presidential Search Statement provides an overview of Cornell University, including recent initiatives and priorities identified in the areas of academic excellence, public engagement, New York City programs, Cornell’s business model, and innovation in teaching and learning.

It also outlines the qualities that Cornell seeks in its next president: institutional leadership, academic leadership, managerial abilities, resource development, and political skills and global view.

The statement will be used to recruit candidates to the position and as a guide for the Presidential Search Committee to use in assessing candidates.

“The input we’ve received from faculty, students, staff, alumni and the local community is invaluable in informing the search,” said trustee Jan Rock Zubrow ’77, search committee chair.

For more information about the search, visit the Presidential Search website. For nomination and application information, contact the search firm Spencer Stuart: cornellpres@spencerstuart.com.