Each of the search advisory committees listed below provides advice and feedback concerning candidates and other aspects of the search as requested by the chancellor. The role of the search advisory committee is to:
- Provide advice to the chancellor or the chancellor’s designee concerning the skills, abilities, and attributes identified as desirable in candidates for the position.
- Identify and nominate individuals to be considered for the position, ensuring that names of potential candidates remain confidential.
- Provide such feedback as may be requested by the chancellor concerning nominees in the candidate pool.
- Engage with candidates and represent the University.
- Facilitate an expeditious and fair search.
- Following candidate screening, meet with candidates for the purpose of providing advice and feedback to the chancellor.
Search advisory committees do not engage in a final decision-making role.
- Under UNC System policy, neither the chancellor nor the Board of Trustees have independent authority to select and appoint senior academic and administrative officers on their own initiative; rather, the Board of Trustees votes to accept or reject the candidate recommended and presented to the board by the chancellor.
- For Tier 1 Senior Academic and Administrative Officer Selections, the chancellor is responsible for recommending one candidate to the Board of Trustees. This is a candidate that the chancellor believes will best meet the needs of the University under the circumstances. The chancellor will generally arrive at a recommendation through use of a recruitment and review process supported by a search advisory committee.