Presidential Search Committee announces a confidential search for GS’ next president

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee has elected to conduct a confidential search for the next president of Georgia Southern University. A confidential search means that all candidates' names will remain anonymous throughout the search process. The benefit of a confidential search is since the candidates' names will not be made public, there is a better chance of getting more highly qualified candidates. 

Rachel Adams

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee has elected to conduct a confidential search for the next president of Georgia Southern University.

A confidential search means that all candidates’ names will remain anonymous throughout the search process. The benefit of a confidential search is since the candidates’ names will not be made public, there is a better chance of getting more highly qualified candidates. 

“What this process will allow [the search committee] to do is draw on the same candidate pools as [they] would with a public search, but also on the pools, other universities do as they search for presidents,” Dustin Anderson, committee chair, said in an email.

The committee will organize a listening session where community members can voice their opinion son GS’ next president. The session is open to the public and will be on held on Sept. 10.

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will post updates to the presidential search website. There is also a survey available on the website, which anyone can use to anonymously give their opinions on the search.

Anyone in the Georgia Southern community is encouraged to send recommendations or nominations to [email protected]

Rachel Adams, The George-Anne News Reporters, [email protected]