Chancellor search panel sets second ‘listening session’

The advisory committee spearheading the search for UC Berkeley’s next chancellor will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, May 22, to get input from members of the campus community.

In a CalMessage sent Friday morning, the Committee to Advise the President on the Selection of the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, invites faculty, staff and students “to share your thoughts and perspectives about the qualities and attributes we should be seeking in candidates for the position.” Chancellor Robert Birgeneau recently announced plans to step down in December to return to teaching and research.

The search committee will be involved in recruiting, screening and conducting interviews with candidates for the position. Finalists will be presented to UC President Mark Yudof for consideration, and a recommended nominee will be submitted to the Board of Regents, tentatively by November 2012.

The May 22 “listening session,” open to all staff, faculty and students, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall.

For further details about the search process, visit the Chancellor Search website. The website also provides a space to submit nominations, applications and comments. Any such submissions will go directly to the Office of the President, and will be forwarded to all search committee members.