George Mason University

Presidential Search Process Roadmap

Preparation Phase

Board of Visitors names Anne Holton interim president

Five open forums held across campuses to solicit input on search

Search website goes live with video of forums

Planning Phase

Board of Visitors names search committee, selects search firm

Ad placed in Chronicle of Higher Education to announce position

Committee and firm draft and distribute formal position profile
Evaluation Phase
Committee screens, reviews nominees and applicants
Committee selects candidates to interview
Selected candidates interviews
Selection Phase

Committee recommends finalists to Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors conducts final candidates interviews
Board of Visitors selects, announces next president
New president introduced to the Mason community – Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Lobby