To each one of you who participated in the listening sessions, I want to thank you for your insightful and valuable input. Both the search committee and Witt/Kieffer, the executive search firm that is assisting with the search, commented on how much we learned from your counsel at the listening sessions. The search committee and Witt/Kieffer used what we heard to develop the Leadership Profile. I encourage you to read the Leadership Profile, which Witt/Kieffer is now using to build the candidate pool. Later this summer, the committee will begin reviewing candidates with a goal of bringing finalists to campus early in the Fall 2017 semester.
It is extremely important that we have a strong, vibrant, and diverse candidate pool. To that end, I want to encourage you to consider nominating candidates for the position. In particular, I’d ask you to think about individuals you may know who are presently serving as a vice president or senior fundraiser at other institutions who might be qualified for the vice presidency at Marquette. If you have possible candidates or leads to recommend, please send the name(s) via email to MarquetteVPUA@wittkieffer.com. Internal nominees are certainly also welcomed and their names should also be sent to this same email address.
This is an exciting time for Marquette, and your assistance in identifying candidates will help ensure that we hire the best leader to be the vice president who will lead Marquette’s largest-ever fundraising campaign.