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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SLU Faculty Manual Fact of the Day

Whereas the initial employment of a faculty member is by a contract signed by the faculty member and the Provost or designee, continued employment is by letter of appointment or memorandum of agreement, normally tendered by May 1, indicating the rank and salary for the following academic year.