Southeast Missouri State University

Dear Southeast Alumni,

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has secured Parker Executive Search, a leading global executive search firm, to assist with the presidential search. Representatives from the firm will host an open forum for members of the Southeast University Foundation, the Redhawks Club, alumni and community members from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in the University Center Heritage Room.

The open forum will gather input on areas such as recent successes, challenges and opportunities at Southeast Missouri State University. Parker Executive Search representatives also will ask for input regarding the key attributes the next president of Southeast needs to successfully lead the university. The input from these campus outreach events will be used to create the position statement to recruit candidates for the presidency.

Smaller group meetings with the executive staff, deans and chairs, Faculty Senate executives and committee chairs, the members of the Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee and the Board of Regents have also been scheduled.

Those who are unable to participate in the open forum but would like to provide input on the search are invited to send an email to the Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee at Nominations for candidates may also be sent to that email address.

The complete schedule for Parker Executive Search is located on the Presidential Search website at

Best Regards,
Jay Wolz
Director of Alumni Relations
Southeast Missouri State University

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