Search Updates

Update on MSU Presidential Search

February 6, 2019

During the past two months, we have begun to accept applications from many interested candidates. We are pleased to report that the pool of candidates being assembled for consideration is diverse and includes individuals with demonstrated accomplishments and experiences and who hold high-level leadership positions

Letter to MSU Community

November 28, 2018

The search committee has met several times since our last update and continues to make steady progress. Members have reviewed the information from the input sessions and have developed the position advertisement and the presidential prospectus.

Michigan State University Presidential Prospectus

November 27, 2018

This prospectus is intended to introduce potential candidates to the Spartan community and to the strong foundation, rich history and considerable momentum on which MSU will build in the coming years.

Position advertisement for next university president now available

November 5, 2018

Members of the Michigan State University presidential search committee have finalized the position advertisement for the university’s 21st president.

Expert firm selected to guide MSU’s presidential search

September 25, 2018

After an extensive review of all proposals, the presidential search committee has selected Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates as the firm to lead the search for MSU’s 21st president.

Letter to MSU Community

September 25, 2018

We are writing you today to provide an update on the work being done on the presidential search. A lot has happened since our last message to you, including the hiring of the search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. We are very excited to have Shelly Storbeck, a principal with the firm, leading MSU’s presidential search.

Board of Trustees selects members of presidential search committee

August 21, 2018

In another step forward in the selection of a new Michigan State University president, the Board of Trustees has appointed 18 members to the presidential search committee.

Committee asks for community input

July 27, 2018

As the search for a new president at MSU begins to take shape, we wish to extend to the broader MSU community an invitation to share your thoughts with us.

MSU Board of Trustees seeks proposals to lead search for next president

July 18, 2018

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has issued a Request for Proposals for a firm to lead the search for MSU’s 21st president, Presidential Search co-chairs Dianne Byrum and Melanie Foster announced today.

Board of Trustees announce timeline for selection of 21st university president

June 27, 2018

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has set a timeline to select a new university president by June 2019. The announcement follows months of strategic planning, including the board’s recent selection of Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia President, to advise the presidential search process.

Board of Trustees announces UVA President, MSU alumna Teresa A. Sullivan to serve as board adviser

May 29, 2018

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees announced today it is hiring University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan to serve as an adviser to the board as it begins the process of selecting MSU’s next president.

Board clarifies presidential search process

May 7, 2018

We are aware several organizations on campus are beginning to identify proposed members of a future presidential search committee. The Trustees want to make clear to everyone that the structure of a presidential search, including identifying a search firm and developing a search process, has not been determined. The Board of Trustees takes very seriously its constitutional authority to select and hire a president.

Board narrows candidates for adviser

April 27, 2018

Since announcing its intent to hire an adviser to help the Board of Trustees develop a presidential search process, outreach has been made to several potential advisers.

Board seeks an adviser to the search process

April 2, 2018

We are providing an update to keep the MSU community informed on the process of identifying a permanent president for Michigan State University. We appreciate the input of students, faculty, staff and the broader MSU community through our numerous meetings and conversations as we begin planning for a comprehensive presidential search.