University of North Carolina Wilmington chancellor search begins
November 12, 2010
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Search Committee agreed at its first meeting that the hard economic times are going to be one of the toughest challenges to finding a replacement for soon-to-retire Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo.
DePaolo announced her retirement Oct. 21.
“We know that we don’t have an unlimited pool of money,” Wendy Murphy, a trustee and search committee chairwoman, said Friday. “However, we can’t pinch a penny just to save money because we need to find the best possible candidate for the job.”
Murphy said the committee is going to have to watch its expenses closely.
“We really need to spend wisely,” she said.
The committee will use November and December to receive community feedback and break up into subcommittees to select a search firm and create a leadership statement for applicants. Once finished, the university will begin to take applications in late December and into January that will be narrowed down to a minimum of three finalists to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will then recommend at least two candidates to UNC System President-elect Thomas Ross in April.