Committees convening for presidential searchBy Kim Dixon
Since President Randel announced he would step down in July 2006 to lead the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Board of Trustees and the Council of the University Senate have made several strides in the search for his successor.
The Board of Trustees formed a search committee of 11 members, which will work with a seven-member faculty advisory panel. The two groups have begun joint meetings.
In addition, Board Chairman James Crown is seeking advice from alumni, donors, faculty and staff. Students will be contacted to submit ideas once they return to campus.
The members of the Board of Trustees committee, which Crown is chairing, are: Andrew Alper, James Frank, Sanford Grossman, Edgar Jannotta (ex-officio), Valerie Jarrett, Dennis Keller, John McCarter, Joseph Neubauer, Andrew Rosenfield and Paula Wolff.
The 51-member Council of the University Senate chose seven faculty members to advise the Trustees. Those faculty members are: James Chandler, the Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Professor in English Language & Literature; Henry Frisch, Professor in Physics in the Enrico Fermi Institute and the College; Austan Goolsbee, the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business; Stuart Kurtz, Professor in Computer Sciences and the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division; John Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and the College; Robert Pippin, the Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Philosophy and the College, who will serve as chair; and Janet Rowley, the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, and Human Genetics.