As the University’s Board of Regents and select faculty members continue the months-long process of finding the next leader of the University, the Daily examines some of the important facets of the top job. To fill one of the most desirable jobs in public higher education, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, assisted by consultants from Russell Reynolds Associates, will wade through a list of candidates and criteria to find the one perfect (enough) to occupy that office in the Fleming Administration Building. Whether it’s serving in roles as wide ranging as a diplomat for the University on a global change or facilitator of change at home, balancing a desire for quick action with a need to listen, working donors for the upcoming fundraising campaign, or facing challenges as yet unknown, the next president will have a tough time filling President Mary Sue Coleman’s shoes.

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