SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University invites members of the community to campus July 24-25 to participate in focus groups to discuss the hiring of the university’s next president. Current LSSU President Tony McLain plans to retire within the year.
EFL Associates, which is headquartered in Kansas but has offices in Michigan and the Midwest, was hired by LSSU to assist in the search. The firm will host the focus groups to gather information.
In the focus groups, the search firm will be compiling a priority listing of skills desired in a new president, including requirements for the position and areas of emphasis. The input of campus and community members is of vital importance to the search committee as the members begin to outline an image of the ideal presidential candidates for LSSU.
There are sessions for specific campus groups, as well as two sessions that are open to the community at large, including 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 25. Both meetings, each of which will last 60-90 minutes, will be in the LSSU Walker Cisler Center. Everyone is welcome.
Membership of the committee working with EFL Associates on the presidential search includes: Scot Lindemann, Ann Parker and Patrick Egan, members of the LSSU Board of Trustees; Lee Freedman, Nancy Neve, Prof. Marshall Warner, Doug Jones and Marta Warren, representing LSSU employees and the student body; Larry Westby, representing the LSSU Foundation; and community representatives Patricia Caruso, representing the LSSU Alumni Association; David Jahn, CEO, War Memorial Hospital; and Aaron Payment, chair, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. -LSSU-
CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315, firstname.lastname@example.org; John Shibley, 635-2314, email@example.com; Marta Warren, 635-2697, firstname.lastname@example.org