Ottawa College Board of Trustees Chairman Lucky DeFries announced Jan. 5 that the college is commencing a search for a new College President and Main Govt Officer to realize success Chancellor Kevin C. Eichner, productive July 1, 2021.
“We have been most lucky to advantage from Kevin’s leadership around these previous 12 yrs,” DeFries said. “This has been a time period of unprecedented progress and progress at OU. Whilst Kevin’s deal runs via July 1 of 2022, the board is starting the look for and succession system a 12 months earlier to make sure that the new president will benefit from Kevin’s yrs of practical experience, contacts, and ongoing engagement in strategic initiatives prior to his comprehensive retirement in 2022.”
Eichner, who earlier served on the board of trustees for 25 years, was named the 21st president of Ottawa College in March 2008. In early 2018, Eichner was named chancellor by the board to lay the basis for campus presidents to be employed in Ottawa and Shock.
“Marylin and I have relished our do the job at Ottawa and prize our relationships with our board, staff members, college students, alumni, and donors,” Eichner stated. “These are the men and women that deliver the OU Spirit to existence, and we search ahead to introducing our successors to all that can make Ottawa College so particular and the work of getting ready pupils for lifetimes of personalized significance so worthy. By starting off this method now, the board and I think we can obtain the smoothest doable changeover of management and can give the new leader a operating get started as s/he consider about this growing and ever more intricate establishment.”
Ottawa has hired the research business of EFL Associates to carry out the search underneath the management of that firm’s principal, Stephen Waldron. The company will be guided by a decide on lookup committee of the board, which include college, employees, and alumni. Agent users of all critical constituencies will sooner or later be engaged in the procedure of picking Ottawa’s next main executive throughout the subsequent handful of months.
The intention is to title Eichner’s successor by mid- to late-spring, and to have the new man or woman in posture by July 1, 2021, at which time s/he will think the main government amount responsibility for the university as a complete.
It is anticipated that the Chancellor’s Cupboard consisting of the two household campus presidents, the EVP and CFO, the EVP for On-line, the University Tutorial Provost, and the VP’s of Development will report to the new college president and CEO at that time.
As has been the situation for the Eichners, the new college president (and speedy family members if proper) will be anticipated to sustain a potent personal existence in Kansas and Arizona.
Once the new govt is in position, Chancellor Eichner has agreed to continue on his get the job done on behalf of the college in a non-govt potential, and on a diminished time foundation, by the entire expression of his contract at the close of June 2022, to shepherd fundraising, campus advancement, corporate partnerships, and strategic capital initiatives presently underway, when supporting to onboard and guidance the new President as s/he takes business.