The Yale Corporation has introduced a new mechanism to broaden contact to, and counsel from, students, staff, faculty and alumni across the University. Specific trustees have been designated as the Trustee Liaisons to faculty, to students, to staff, and to alumni. These Trustee Liaisons will be responsible for ensuring that there are opportunities for wide consultation with each of the constituencies and for working with the Counselors, whose role is described below.
The Yale Corporation is retaining the practice from the previous search of having a Faculty Counselor to the search process. During this search the Corporation has expanded the concept to include Counselors for students, staff, and alumni. The Counselors will work with the Trustee Liaisons to help solicit input and observations concerning the future direction of the University, the attributes desirable for the next President, and other views and opinions related to the search. The Trustee Liaisons and Counselors will also be available to convey any confidential views or information to the search committee, should members of the University community feel this is appropriate.
The Trustee Liaisons and Campus/Alumni Counselors are as follows:
Trustee Liaison: Paul Joskow
Campus Counselors: Michael McBride and Ruth Yeazell
Trustee Liaison: Peter Dervan
Campus Counselor: Brandon Levin ’14, immediate past President of the Yale College Council
Trustee Liaison: John Rice
Campus Counselor: Janet Lindner, Associate Vice President for Administration
Trustee Liaison: Donna Dubinsky
Alumni Counselor: Michael Madison ’83, immediate past Chair, AYA Board of Governors
Members of the Corporation and Presidential Search Committee met with a variety of individuals and groups across campus. On September 28, 2012, the Presidential Search Committee began its formal outreach process with a full day of forums and interviews on the Yale campus. These face-to-face meetings included open forums for faculty, staff, and students, as well as small group sessions with representatives of various constituencies:
Faculty of Arts and Sciences: In SSS 114 at 2:30 pm, September 28, 2012
Faculty in the Professional Schools: In the Law School Auditorium at 4:30 pm, September 28, 2012
Faculty and Staff in the medical area: In the Anlyan Center Auditorium at 2:30 pm, September 28, 2012
Yale College Students: In Battell Chapel at 2:30 pm, September 28, 2012
Graduate and Professional School Students: In Battell Chapel at 4:30 pm, September 28, 2012
Yale Staff: In SSS 114 at 4:30 pm, September 28, 2012
The Corporation and the Presidential Search Committee will speak to leaders in the higher education community, the business community, and government to solicit input to the search process and nominations for the presidency. Leaders of prominent educational associations and foundations will also be included in this consultation.
Anyone who wishes to submit comments and observations may do so by emailing the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.