Mr. Overby: Should be post:marked no later than.
Mr. Christopher: Well, there may be a hand delivery. So, postmarked or
delivery of applications. _
‘ Mr. Overby: Yes, I think that would be okay.
Mr. Morgan: If you are going to get technical about them, you had better
clear up the postmark, because these postage machines can be made to read
anything you want.
Mr. Christopher: I don't think that will be a problem. I
Mr. Overby: You can say must be filed with the office, which means regardless
of when it was postmarked, because we know when it was filed here,
because we will be filing them i.n, just like filing with a clerk.
Mr. Christopher: Well, that goes back to deadline for receiving applications.
Mr. Overby: As evidence by the fili.ng.
Mr. Christopher: Well, what's the pleasure of the Board?
Mr. Woodall: I move the motion be adopted.
that the following time table be established in the search, screening,
and selection process for the new President of Murray State University:
July 17, 1982 The Search and Coordinating
Committee to begin advertising
October 1, 1982 Deadline for receiving
November 13, 1982 The Board of Regents narrows
the applicants to the top ten
January 15, 1983 The Board of Regents reduces .
the top ten candidates to the
top five candidates
February 26, 1983 The Board of Regents announces
its selection for President.
Mr. McCuiston: October lst be the cutoff date, and that's it? I second.
Mr. Christopher: Is there any further discussion? Does anybody have any
questions about what we did as far as establishing those dates?
The comnittee had two excellent advisors, Dr. Charles Howard, who had
gone through this process at Murray State, and Mr. Cole, from Western
came to ta].k to us. It was Charlie's feeling--you took 9 months
before--that was just too long. The reason we shot for February 26, was
1) keep the process in as short a period of time as we could and 2)
because of the date of July 1, and because we would be going i.nto the
start of a new year people would need that mich time to give notice if
they were currently employed in a situation where they had to give
notice. Any further discussion? All those in favor of the motion say
aye; opposed, nay. Motion passes.
Mr. Carneal: Ron, let me ask you another question about this. All of these
dates that we are establishing here, the fact that we are passing this
schedule, that doesn't mean it's inflexible, does it? There may be
extenuating circumstances, and no way to cut it to five by January 15.
Mr. Christopher: This gives an opportunity for you to mark your schedule.
These dates are Saturdays. We considered Thanksgiving and Christmas, and
we realize the fifteenth to the twenty-sixth is going to make it a very
‘ busy ti.me for everybody. There are goi.ng to have to be visits to campus,
but we had to set scmething for some certainty with an appreciation that
it is not cast in stone.