Sul Ross State University Presidential Search 2020

Presidential Search 2020

The search is underway to find the next president of Sul Ross State University to replace President Bill Kibler, who announced his retirement in December, 2019.

Starting in February, 2020 and continuing through May, 2020, an Advisory Search Committee, made up of faculty, staff, student and community representatives, will work with an executive search firm, Wheless Search and Consulting, to conduct a national search with the goal of identifying three to four exceptionally-qualified candidates.

These candidates will be invited to SRSU (Alpine, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde) to visit with key stakeholders and interview with Chancellor Brian McCall. The Chancellor will select a sole finalist to be approved by the Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents.

Click here to view the 2020 Sul Ross Presidential Search Prospectus

Advisory Search Committee Members

Dionicio (Don) Flores (Committee Chair), Regent, Texas State University System

Garry Crain, Regent, Texas State University System
Nicki Harle, Regent, Texas State University System
Valerie Baca, President, SRSU Student Government Association
April Aultman Becker, Dean of Library and Research Technologies, SRSU
Leo Dominguez, Vice President for Student and University Services, SRSU
Nick Gallegos, Executive Director, Middle Rio Grande Development Council
Hector Gonzales, Ph.D., President, Southwest Texas Junior College
Paulette Harris, Administrative Associate, SRSU
Louis Harveson, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor, Director, SRSU Borderlands Research Institute
Bill Mitchell, Uvalde County Judge
Patricia Nicosia, Ph.D., Professor, Interim Associate Assistant Provost and Dean of SRSU Middle Rio Grande Region campuses
Liz Pena, Executive Director, SRSU Small Business Development Center
Pete Peterson, Chair, SRSU Foundation Board of Directors
Carlos Rios, Ed.D., Superintendent, San Felipe Del Rio ISD
Liz Rogers, Attorney at Law
Mark Saka, Ph.D., Professor, Chair, SRSU Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Kathy Stein, Ed.D., Professor, Director, SRSU Academic Center for Excellence
Juan Tamez, Senior Enrollment Specialist, SRSU
Barbara Tucker, Ph.D., Dean of Education and Professional Studies, SRSU

Tentative Timeline (2020)

January

Search firm selected (Wheless Search and Consulting) and Advisory Search Committee formed

February

First Advisory Search Committee meeting to review process and finalize presidential profile

Feb. to March/April

Executive Search Firm recruits candidates and builds candidate pool for committee review

March/April

Second Advisory Search Committee meeting to review initial pool of candidates and narrow to approximately 8 to 10 candidates

April/May

Third Advisory Search Committee meeting to interview potential candidates and narrow pool to 3 to 4 finalists to recommend to Chancellor

May/June

On-campus visits by finalists and Chancellor interviews and selects new President for TSUS Board of Regents approval

June/July

New President Starts

 

Contact Information to Nominate Candidates

The search committee and Wheless Search & Consulting invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest.  We seek a diverse pool of qualified candidates to lead the university forward.

The Wheless Team for the Sul Ross search includes:

Scott Watson, Michael Ballew, Mike “JR” Wheless and Florene Stawowy

To Nominate Someone for Consideration

Send in confidence directly to the search firm at: SulRossPresident@whelesssearch.com

For More Information, or to Express Interest as a Candidate

Send your inquiry to SulRossPresident@whelesssearch.com. Those interested in being considered as a potential candidate should include a letter of interest and curriculum in their correspondence.The search committee and Wheless Search & Consulting invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest.  We seek a diverse pool of qualified candidates to lead the university forward.

The Wheless Team for the Sul Ross search includes:

Scott Watson, Michael Ballew, Mike “JR” Wheless and Florene Stawowy

To view the Search Prospectus click the link below or at the top of the page

2020 Sul Ross Presidential Search Prospectus

 

News / Updates

Advisory Search Committee Named - Click here to view the search announcement from the Texas State University System.