SLU Faculty Manual Fact of the Day

7. Participation in the Selection and Evaluation of Administrators
A search committee is established to help the Board of Trustees or the appropriate administrator locate and interview suitable candidates for senior-level administrative positions (e.g., President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, School Directors, Assistant Provost for University Libraries, CEO of the UMG)…Ordinarily, these positions are filled through a national search. In those cases where such vacancies occur and it is necessary to appoint an interim officeholder, a search committee typically is appointed and a national search process initiated at or near the same time that the interim appointment is made.”  (SLU Faculty Manual, p. 29, III.H.7; emphasis added)

August 2018 email message from President Pestello:  “I am appointing Chester (Chet) Gillis, Ph.D…to be interim provost for a term of 2.5 years…Dr. Gillis’ appointment will begin January 1, 2019…I expect a national search for a permanent provost will be initiated 18 months into Dr. Gillis’ appointment.” (emphasis added)

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