Distributed March 28, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel
Campus Advisory Committee on Presidential Selection announced
Brown Interim President Sheila E. Blumstein has announced the membership of the Campus Advisory Committee on the Presidential Selection. That committee, composed of faculty, students and staff, will assist the Brown Corporation in its selection of the University’s 18th president.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sheila E. Blumstein, interim president of Brown University, today (Tuesday, March 28, 2000) announced the membership of a campus-based advisory committee which will assist the University’s governing body in its selection of Brown’s 18th president, succeeding E. Gordon Gee.
Brown’s Charter of 1764 specifically charges members of the Corporation with responsibility for electing the president. In practice, however, the Corporation has sought assistance in the selection process from faculty, students and staff. At its meeting Saturday, Feb. 26, the Corporation proved creation of a 13-member campus advisory committee with the expectation that the committee would be announced by March 30.
The Campus Advisory Committee on the Presidential Selection will include five faculty members appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee; one medical faculty member appointed by the Medical Faculty Executive Committee; two administrators, one appointed by the president and the other by the Staff Advisory Committee; one graduate student appointed by the Graduate Student Council; one medical student appointed by the Medical Student Senate; and three undergraduate students appointed by the Undergraduate Council of Students.
Members of the Campus Advisory Committee on the Presidential Selection, to be chaired by Mari Jo Buhle, professor of American civilization, include:
Frank Rhodes, former president of Cornell University, and John Isaacson, of Isaacson, Miller, a Boston-based consulting firm specializing in executive searches for non-profit institutions and public agencies, will support both the Corporation committee and the campus advisory committee in the selection process.