Dear NSCAD community,
The Presidential Search Committee, working with executive search firm Perret Laver, is committed to providing the NSCAD community with progress updates throughout the search process. Stage 1 – the consultation process – is now complete.
During mid- April/May 2021, Perret Laver conducted online engagement forums with internal NSCAD stakeholder groups and targeted meetings with external stakeholders. The firm invited more than 150 participants to share thoughts on the key opportunities and challenges for NSCAD, as well as the key qualities they would like to see in the next president. More than 50 took up the invitation and participated online or by phone.
Perret Laver also solicited email feedback from retired faculty and board of governors, and encouraged the broader NSCAD community to send comments either through email or the Presidential Search Committee web page.
Situational themes from the engagement activities include:
Stakeholders’ feedback on the desired characteristics of the individual to serve as the next president include:
Perret Laver developed a position profile based on this feedback, and a public advertisement for the position is now being promoted.
Throughout June, the firm will develop a long list of prospective candidates for the Presidential Search Committee’s consideration. We will continue to share updates on the committee’s work, and the NSCAD community is welcome to provide input to the committee at any point in the process via the committee’s web page.
Jim Horwich, Presidential Search Committee Chair
NSCAD Board of Governors