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Board of Trustees Meeting

December 5, 2016

The Presidential Search Committee provided an update on the search to the Board of Trustees at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting, including activities since the last board meeting and its recommendation for the 17th President of Rockhurst High School. The Board of Directors unanimously selected the new President.  The Provincial Superior of the Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province, The Very Rev. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, has endorsed the selection.  An announcement will be made to the Rockhurst High School community in the near future.

Presidential Search Committee Meeting

November 22, 2016

The Presidential Search Committee met on Monday, November 21, to debrief with respect to the finalist interviews conducted earlier in the month, as well as to review the feedback from the additional representatives selected to participate in the finalist visits. The committee also discussed references on the final candidates. The committee unanimously agreed on its recommendation to the Board of Directors for the 17th President of Rockhurst High School. 

Semi-Finalists Interviews

October 13, 2016

The Presidential Search Committee conducted interviews on October 12 with semi-finalist candidates and selected which candidates would move forward as finalists.  The finalist interviews will occur in mid- November. The Presidential Search Committee will continue to work closely and confidentially with remaining candidates in a process of mutual discernment.  We are very pleased with the strong candidate pool that the School has attracted.

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 26, 2016

The Presidential Search Committee provided an update on the search to the Board of Trustees at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting, including activities since the last board meeting and next steps in the process. The Board of Trustees provided counsel and feedback to the Presidential Search Committee.

Presidential Search Committee Meeting

September 23, 2016

A meeting of the Search Committee was held to review and narrow the candidate pool for semi-finalists interviews.  The selection process schedule was also affirmed.

Application Process Closes

September 16, 2016

The formal application process is concluded.

Presidential Search Committee Meeting

August 12, 2016

A meeting of the Search Committee was held.  Action items and committee assignments were discussed.  The committee verified the timeline over the next few months.  A meeting of the committee to review applicants credentials and to begin narrowing down the candidate list will occur in late September.

Application Process Open

July 12, 2016

The application process for the 17th President of Rockhurst High School was opened.  The Presidential Position Description was posted to various national publications, both online and in news print.  The position description will be active until September 16, 2016.

Board of Trustees Unanimously Approves Presidential Position Description

July 5, 2016

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Presidential Position Description, which the Search Committee prepared utilizing input from the Rockhurst High School community.

Presidential Search Committee Meeting

June 17, 2016

A meeting of the Presidential Search Committee was held on June 17, 2016.  The Committee reviewed a Presidential Position Description, utilizing input from survey responses and discussions from the Rockhurst High School community.  The Committee continued discussions around the process of vetting candidates.

Rockhurst High School Community Survey

June 1, 2016

An email survey is sent to the Rockhurst High School community, including administration, alumni, faculty, parents, staff, and students, requesting input about likes and dislikes about the school; perceived opportunities and challenges in the future; as well as talents and skills needed for the next President.

Faculty Survey

May 18, 2016

An email survey is sent to the administration, faculty, and staff, outlining the search process and requesting input about the talents and skills needed for the next President.

Presidential Search Committee Meeting

May 13, 2016

A meeting of the Presidential Search Committee was held on May 13, 2016.  The Committee agreed upon the following primary objectives to: 1] formulate a straightforward recommendation process; 2] establish open communication channels to the school community; 3] propose the best candidate for Rockhurst High School’s next President to the Board of Trustees for final approval by the Provincial Superior of the Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province.  The Committee began research on initial candidates.

Fr. Baum, SJ Announcement

April 26, 2016

Rev. Terrence A. Baum, SJ, announced his service as President of Rockhurst High School will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year.  The Board of Trustees forms a Presidential Search Committee, led by Allen K. Roberson, CPA ’84.

 

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