Update: Presidential Candidate Campus Visits
Over the past five months the Presidential Search Committee has worked to identify strong potential candidates whose backgrounds, accomplishments, and values align with Otis’ priorities for the new president. The candidate pool included distinguished leaders from higher education, museum, and business settings. Our executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, researched and distilled the large pool of prospects and nominations to a subset of viable candidates. The Search Committee thoughtfully narrowed that group further before focusing on two extraordinary finalists, each of whom in the course of two interviews answered dozens of challenging questions and engaged in deep discussions of their leadership experience, vision, and unique professional achievements.
Both of our finalists are highly qualified in the realms of higher education and the visual arts, and are of tremendous value to their current employers. Understandably, the candidates prefer that their current employers not learn of their engagement with Otis at this time. Therefore their identities and CVs will not be revealed until the day of their onsite visits.
Each finalist's 2-day onsite visit will take place on a Monday and Tuesday, as follows:
DAY 1 -- Mondays, December 1st and 8th
7:45am – 8:50am Meeting with the Interim President
9:00am – 9:50am Meeting with Administrative Leaders
10:00am – 11:00am Meeting with Academic Leaders
11:15am – 12:15pm Meeting with All Faculty
12:30pm – 1:50pm Meeting with Senior Team
2:00pm – 3:00pm Open Forum – Open to All
3:15pm – 3:50pm Meeting with Students
4:00pm – 5:00pm Meeting with the VP of Finance & Admin. Services
5:00pm – 5:30pm Tour of Goldsmith Campus
5:30pm – 6:15pm Meeting with Acting Provost
6:30pm – 8:30pm Meeting with the Board of Trustees
DAY 2 -- Tuesdays, December 2nd and 9th
8:00am – 12:00pm Meeting with Relocation Consultant
1:30pm – 5:30pm Otis Off-Site Campus Location Visit--Culver City
Presidential Position Profile and Search Process
Otis College of Art and Design seeks its next President. A search committee, co-chaired by Thomas Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Elaine Goldsmith, Trustee and Chair Emerita, and including 12 others selected to represent key facets of the robust Otis community, is supported by the executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart. The search began with input gathering from key College stakeholder groups, including students, faculty, staff, academic and administrative leaders, trustees, and members of the Board of Governors.
Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms for education. Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is the adviser of choice among educational institutions seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. Spencer Stuart’s purpose is to help institutions find leaders who will improve the vitality and success of their organizations. Spencer Stuart has unrivalled access to extraordinary leaders from around the world and exercise the highest level of judgment in everything they do.