Appointment and Review of Presidents, Superintendents, and
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is responsible
under Iowa Code § 262 for the selection and review of
institutional heads and the Executive Director.
The following guidelines describe the general process to conduct
searches for institutional heads and for the Executive Director, as well
as their appointment. The
specific procedures to be used in a given search will be determined by
the Board and will reflect the unique environment of the institution or
the Board Office.
All rules, procedures, and policies regarding the search,
including, but not limited to, the role, composition, and appointment of
a search committee, the time schedule for the search, and the use of
consultants shall be established by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
The election of an institutional head or the Executive Director
shall be the sole responsibility of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
Iowa Code § 262.9(2) and Iowa Code § 262.9(12).
The process shall provide for:
Confidentiality of the candidates to the fullest extent possible
pursuant to law.
Participation by institutional constituencies, specifically
including the faculty, with respect to the criteria to be used in the
selection process and in review of the final candidate for institutional
head. The process for the
selection of an Executive Director shall be determined by the Board.
The process shall be one that can be accomplished within a
reasonable period of time set by the Board.
Affirmative action/equal employment opportunity procedures shall
be fully utilized.
The Board shall, at least annually, conduct performance
evaluations of the Presidents, Superintendents, and Executive Director,
by processes determined by the Board.