Proposed Timeline

  • September 30, 2021

    Objective: 

    Charge to KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee by Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Acting Chancellor MacCartney.

    Search kick-off to discuss the search process, expectations of qualified candidates as well as position requirements, timeline, and advertising.

    Responsibility:
    USG, KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee and ZRG Partners (ZRG).

  • October 20, 2021 (Virtual)

    Objective:
    Campus Listening Sessions to discuss process and expectations of qualified candidates.

    Responsibility:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee, KSU campus community groups and ZRG.

  • October 2021

    Objective:
    Advertisements announcing the position will appear in the following:

    - The Chronicle of Higher Education
    - Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    - HBCU Career Center
    - Inside Higher Education
    - Women in Higher Education
    - Other publications as directed by Kennesaw State University
    - Kennesaw State University website

    Responsibility:
    KSU Human Resources

  • Late October 2021 – Mid-January 2022

    Objective:
    Candidate identification will proceed through advertising, correspondence, and direct recruiting by KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee and ZRG to identify qualified candidates interested in this position.

    Responsibility:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee and ZRG.

  • Late-January 2022

    Objective:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee will be provided with ALL resumes and nominations submitted for consideration to date. In addition, KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee will receive ZRG Partner’s recommendation of candidates who have expressed an interest in the position and who meet the required job qualifications.

    Access to the candidate materials on a secure website will also be available. ZRG will be available for any questions

    Responsibility:
    ZRG

  • Early February 2022

    Objective:
    Search Committee Meeting

    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee may identify 8-10 (more or less) candidates to schedule for interviews. ZRG will facilitate.

    Responsibility:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee and ZRG.

  • February 2022

    Objective:
    2 consecutive full days for interviews.

    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee may conduct initial interviews of 8 -10 (more or less) candidates. Candidates will be scheduled by ZRG. Location: Atlanta, GA (TBD)

    Responsibility:
    ZRG and KSU support staff

  • Early March 2022

    Objective:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee may select 3-5 candidates for recommendation to the USG Board of Regents for additional consideration.

    ZRG will conduct extensive background investigations and references on final candidates ZRG will also conduct media reviews to identify potentially controversial areas of concern.

    The search firm will contact all candidates who are not selected for semi-final consideration.

    Responsibility:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee and ZRG.

  • March 2022

    Objective:
    The Presidential Search and Screen Committee to present list of unranked candidates to Acting Chancellor MacCartney and the Regent’s Special Search Committee.

    Responsibility:
    KSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee.

  • March 2022

    Objective:
    Semi-finalists interview with Board of Regents with the advice and assistance of PES.

    Responsibility:
    USG Board of Regents.

  • TBD

    Objective:
    An offer may be extended to the selected candidate.

    The search firm will contact all candidates who are not selected for final consideration.

    Responsibility:
    Acting Chancellor MacCartney and ZRG.
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