A Message from Regent Ginger Kerrick Davis – Review of Applications
May 15, 2023
Dear Midwestern State University family,
I hope you are doing well and had a successful academic year.
It’s been a couple of months since my last status report, and I am excited to share an update with you on the efforts of our Midwestern State University Presidential Search Committee.
In my March 16 update, I noted that we had employed the use of a search firm experienced in higher education searches to help us find the most qualified pool of candidates. I am happy to report their efforts were successful. There is significant interest in our job posting demonstrated by the dozens of applications from qualified candidates – within our state and from around the country. In addition, the search firm reached out to more than 365 professionals, many of which are very interested in the opportunities we have at MSU Texas. The applicants include dynamic leaders in higher education with extensive leadership backgrounds. Our committee believes this is a tribute to the quality reputation and brand that MSU Texas has established in our state, in higher education and throughout the nation.
Over the course of the last two weeks, our search committee members conducted a thorough review of the applications and met late last week to discuss our observations and to come to a recommendation on those candidates that we would like to invite for in-person interviews. We intend to complete initial interviews by the end of this month so our committee can provide a recommendation to the Chancellor and Board of Regents in June.
Our goal remains to find the next remarkable leader for MSU Texas – someone who can improve on the already great things happening at our proud and respected institution. I appreciate the opportunity to lead this charge with our search committee, one that includes devoted, committed and passionate MSU Texas constituents. I want to thank our Mustangs family for your dedication and unrivaled support throughout this process.
We look forward to the many bright days ahead and will share more details as our process continues to advance.
Ginger Kerrick Davis
Chairwoman, MSU Texas Presidential Search Committee
Vice Chairwoman, Texas Tech University System Board of Regents