Vancouver Island University has started a search for a new president as Ralph Nilson, current president and vice-chancellor, will retire a year from now.
The university confirmed Nilson will step down effective June 30, 2019 and said it has begun a search process with Davies Park, an executive search firm, aiding in the pursuit of a replacement.
According to the university, a presidential search advisory committee has formed per VIU bylaws. Davies Park will facilitate recruiting and subsequently, the committee will hold interviews and evaluate candidates. VIU’s board of governors will make the final decision, the university said.
The committee is accepting input from the which will provide guidance while applicants are being considered. The university wants to know what qualities and leadership style the successful candidate should possess.
can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to provide input and the committee will accept feedback until Aug. 10.
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