Board of Visitors announces formation of the Radford University Presidential Search Committee

Radford University Board of Visitors (BOV) Rector Mike Wray announced today the appointment of the Presidential Search Committee to assist the BOV in identifying the university's seventh president when Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle retires as president in June 2016.

"One of the BOV's most important roles is the appointment of the university's president," said Wray. "In establishing the composition of this committee, we have worked hard to balance representation from a number of campus and community constituencies. The Committee will serve an advisory role to the Board in identifying and selecting Radford University's next president."

Committee members include:

  • Michael A. Wray, Radford University Board of Visitors; Committee chair
  • Mary Waugh Campbell '71, M.S. '71, Radford University Board of Visitors; Committee vice chair
  • Anthony R. Bedell, Radford University Board of Visitors
  • Susan Whealler Johnston, Ph.D., Radford University Board of Visitors
  • Randolph "Randy" J. Marcus, Radford University Board of Visitors
  • Alethea "A.J." Robinson, Radford University Board of Visitors
  • Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham, Radford University Board of Visitors and Radford University Foundation Board
  • Nancy E. Artis,'73, Radford University Foundation Board
  • Molly Arrington, graduate student, Special Education
  • Irvin R. Clark, Ed.D., associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students
  • Jerry M. Kopf, Ph.D., Faculty Senate president and professor of Management
  • George S. Low, Ph.D., dean, College of Business and Economics
  • Agida G. Manizade, Ph.D., associate professor of Mathematics
  • Jesus Martinez, undergraduate student, Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Santhosh Parameswaran, information technology auditor, Audit & Advisory Services
  • Anthony "Tony" Ramsey, Ph.D., director and assistant professor, School of Nursing

To assist the Presidential Search Committee in the various stages of the presidential search process, the BOV has selected Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. as an external search firm to identify the best candidates for the position.

"The Committee and the search firm will be seeking input from across a number of constituencies over the next several months as the search process begins," said Wray. "We will want to hear from students, faculty and staff, alumni and supporters of Radford University."

The Committee will also be supported and staffed by Kathy Thompson, Radford University's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Reaffirmation and Quality Enhancement Plan Coordinator.

Information regarding the first Presidential Search Committee meeting will be distributed when details are finalized. Additionally, a website in support of the presidential search will be available in the near future.

May 5, 2015
Joe Carpenter
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