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Regents launch next phase in comprehensive assessment of WSU president

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The WSU Board of Regents has announced that the second phase of a comprehensive assessment of President Kirk Schulz’ performance will begin next week.  The Board has retained Kevin Reilly, a senior consultant with ABG Consulting, to commence interviews with key university stakeholders as a part of the review process.

It is the policy of the Board of Regents to evaluate the president annually and to conduct a comprehensive assessment every three to four years.  The goal of the review is to enhance the performance of the president, who is in his fourth year of service to WSU.

Reilly will be speaking with a number of campus and community stakeholders, among them:

  • deans
  • the President’s Cabinet
  • current and former faculty leadership
  • current and former leaders from the Administrative Professional Advisory Council
  • Regents Professors
  • current and former student leaders
  • donors and alumni
  • external community leaders from across the state

“The board is interested in a broad perspective from the community, and we are grateful to the stakeholders who are participating in this important project,” said Brett Blankenship, Chair of the Board of Regents.  “Their input to the board will assist the Regents in gaining added perspective that board members don’t often hear,” he added. “We look forward to working with the consultant to provide President Schulz added tools to enhance his effectiveness, and take the academic mission of the WSU system to the next level.”

Reilly, who previously served as president of the University of Wisconsin system, will prepare a draft assessment next month before submitting a final report to the Board Chair Brett Blankenship in April. The full Board of Regents will discuss the final assessment at its Regent’s retreat in June.

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