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William Paterson University is conducting a search for its eighth president, following the retirement of Kathleen Waldron in June, 2018.  Materials related to the search process, including a timeline of events presented below, will be posted on this webpage to keep the University community informed as the process proceeds, culminating with the appointment of the next president.

Finalists for President of William Paterson University

  • Way
    Philip Way, PhD - February 12-13
    Open Forum: Tuesday, February 13, 12:45-2:00 p.m., Ballroom A
    Open Reception: Tuesday, February 13, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m., Ballroom A
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  • Helldobler
    Richard Helldobler, PhD - February 14-15
    Open Forum: Thursday, February 15, 12:45-2:00 p.m., Ballroom A
    Open Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m., Ballroom A
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  • Strong
    James Strong, PhD - February 20-21
    Open Forum: Tuesday, February 20, 12:45-2:00 p.m., Ballroom C
    Open Reception: Tuesday, February 20, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m., Ballroom C
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  • Hardrick
    Jaffus Hardrick, EdD - February 22-23
    Open Forum: Thursday, February 22, 12:45-2:00 p.m., Ballroom A
    Open Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m., Ballroom A
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Open Forum/Reception Shuttle Schedule

12:30pm – pick up at Valley Road and transport to Lot 5 Bus Plaza
1:45pm – pick up at Valley Road and transport to Lot 5 Bus Plaza
2:15pm – pick up at Lot 5 Bus Plaza and transport to Valley Road
2:45pm – pick up at Lot 5 Bus Plaza and transport to Valley Road
3:30pm – pick up at Lot 5 Bus Plaza and transport to Valley Road

Presidential Search Process

  planning
  • Search announced, Search Committee named/charged. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. selected to support the Search Committee
  • Search Start-up Meeting to discuss search process and profile, and job description crafted
  recruiting
  • Position advertisement distributed; Requests for nominations/recommendations
  • Prospects are contacted, applications received and reviewed
  • Prospect Review Meeting: Search Advisory Committee discusses all candidates and selects leading candidates
  evaluating
  • Round-One Interviews: Search Advisory Committee interviews leading candidates
  • Reference and Background Checks
  • Search Advisory Committee recommends/selects candidates for additional interviews
selecting  
  • Campus Interviews
  • Selection and signing of contract
  • Transition Considerations
appointing
  •  Announce search completion and introduce hired candidate