7.1 Appointment of the President

POLICY:  Appointment of  the President
CODE: 7.1

Date Initially Approved: March 13, 1996
Date Revised: December 8, 1999; September 27, 2000; March 29, 2012

The President Of Campion College

As Campion College is a Catholic community of learning in the Jesuit tradition, the intent, where possible, is for the President to be a member of the Society of Jesus.

Procedure & Guidelines for Appointment of the President:

  1. The Board of Regents of Campion College has the responsibility for selecting a new President and shall appoint a Search Committee whose responsibility shall be to solicit candidates for the position.
  2. The Search Committee should consist of two lay members of the Board of Regents (not faculty or student representative), a faculty member, a staff member, a student member (CCSU), and a member of the Corporation (Jesuit).
  3. An Ad Hoc Committee may be struck to review and, if necessary, update the position description for the president and establish a budget for the search.  This should be done two years previous to the actual Search. The Board of Regents must ratify any changes to the position description for the president.
  4. The Board of Regents will appoint the Search Committee after consultation with each of the areas involved, and will meet with the committee to discuss guidelines for the search and for interviewing.
  5. The Search Committee will contact the Provincial of the Upper Canada Province to advise him of the vacancy, and if necessary advertise the position.
  6. Candidates will submit a curriculum vitae, and names of three referees to the Search Committee (one referee should be outside the College and one should be outside the University).
  7. The Committee will advise the Provincial of the names of the candidates.
  8. The Committee may consult the Board Members, Faculty, Staff, and students about the qualities needed in the new President.
  9. The Committee using the guidelines that give attention to the qualities of the President will interview candidates, and see and interview referees either in person or via telephone (beyond those suggested, if deemed necessary.)
  10. Candidates may be required to give a public presentation.  (Board members, faculty, and staff may give confidential verbal/written assessments and recommendations to the Committee Members).
  11. The Search Committee may interview candidates a second time (via telephone, if necessary) and will prepare a short list (of three), and consult the faculty, staff, and the Provincial about the candidates on the short list.
  12. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Regents.  The report of the Committee to the Board will consist of the short list of candidates accompanied by assessment of each listed candidate by each member of the committee.  It may be the case that internal discussions and appropriate voting procedures will lead to the recommendation of a single preferred candidate to the Board.
  13. The Board of Regents may interview the candidates on the short list, but will make a recommendation to the Corporation and seek the approval of the Provincial.
  14. The appointment of the President will be made for a term of five years beginning July 1st by the Corporation on the recommendation of the Board of Regents.  The Search Committee’s work will be made available to the members of the Corporation at the time an appointment is recommended.  In making the appointment the Corporation will consider the recommendation of the Board of Regents.
  15. After a review which will commence on the anniversary of the President’s appointment at the end of the third year, the President may be reappointed by the Corporation for another five year term.  After this the incumbent should reapply within the context of a full search.