The Presidential Search Committee solicited qualifications for an executive search firm through a Request for Proposals process. Many responses were received and following consideration of several highly respected search firms, the Presidential Search Committee recommended, and the Board of Trustees approved, the selection of Russell Reynolds Associates (Russell Reynolds). Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory firm, with 600+ consultants in 48 offices, who work with public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions.
Russell Reynolds will assist and guide the selection process and help Fisk University find a transformational leader who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, sustainability, and political trends that are reshaping the global educational environment.
Over the past two weeks, Russell Reynolds has had an opportunity to meet with the President, cabinet members, faculty and students to gather the thoughts of the Fisk community regarding the characteristics of a new president. The next critical step in our process is to synthesize all the comments of the Fisk community and create a candidate profile, which is essential to a successful presidential selection process.