LIT Presidential Search 2022

The search is underway to find the next president of Lamar Institute of Technology to replace President Dr. Lonnie Howard, who announced he is stepping down from his position in late Summer 2022, after six years of service.

Starting in April, 2022 and continuing through July, 2022, the Advisory Search Committee, made up of faculty, staff, a student, and community representatives, will work with an executive search firm, AGB Search, to draft a presidential profile and conduct a national search with the goal of identifying a small number of exceptionally-qualified candidates to recommend to Chancellor Brian McCall for his review and consideration.

The Chancellor will select a sole finalist to recommend for approval by the Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents.

By state law there is a 21-day waiting period between the public announcement of the sole finalist and Board approval. During the waiting period, the sole finalist will be actively introduced to LIT faculty, staff, students, community members, and other key stakeholders.
 

Advisory Search Committee

Duke Austin, Chairman of the TSUS Board of Regents, has appointed the following individuals to serve on the Advisory Search Committee (ASC) for the next president of Lamar Institute of Technology:
 
  • Stephen Lee – Texas State University System Regent (Committee Chair)
  • Sheila Faske – Texas State University System Regent and LIT Alumna
  • Sarah Ridley – LIT Faculty Senate President
  • Kristina Mendoza – LIT Instructor, Allied Health and Sciences
  • Tiffany Williams-Parker – LIT Chair, Department of Technology
  • Ken Mason – LIT Associate Dean of Instruction
  • Angela Clark – LIT Manager of Online Learning and Staff Senate President
  • Kennedy Montaque – LIT Student Government Association President
  • Rod Carroll - Vidor Police Chief and President of LIT Foundation Board
  • Nakisha Burns - Public and Government Affairs Manager, Exxon Mobil

The Advisory Search Committee will work with AGB Search, an executive search firm, to conduct a national search with the goal of identifying a small number of highly qualified candidates. These candidates will be invited to interview with Chancellor Brian McCall, and the sole finalist will be named by the chancellor and recommended for confirmation by the TSUS Board of Regents as early as July 2022.

LIT President Lonnie Howard announced last month that he will step down from his position in late Summer 2022.
 

Timeline/Process
March, 2022

  • Board Chair selects members of the Advisory Search Committee (ASC)
  • Executive Search Firm (AGB Search) selected to assist with search process
April, 2022
  • Publicly announce presidential search
  • Campus sessions with students, faculty, and staff to discuss process and gather input
  • First meeting of the ASC to discuss process, timeline, and presidential profile
  • Finalize Presidential Profile to be used for recruiting candidates
  • Solicitation begins for nominations and applications for president
April and May, 2022
  • Continue solicitation for nominations and applications for president
June, 2022
  • Continue solicitation for nominations and applications for president
  • ASC initial review of applications for president
  • ASC narrows applicant pool and selects small number of candidates for first-round of interviews
  • ASC conducts first-round of interviews and narrows pool to small group of semi-finalists

July, 2022
  • ASC conducts second-round of interviews and narrows pool to smaller group of finalists
  • Chancellor selects a sole finalist to recommend to the Regents for approval
  • During 21-day public waiting period, finalist visits LIT to meet with key stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, and community members)
 

Contact Information to Nominate Candidates

The Advisory Search Committee and AGB Search invite applications, nominations, and expressions of interest.  We seek a diverse pool of qualified candidates to lead LIT.

AG Search Team for LIT search includes:

Kim Bobby, Ed.D.                                                               Wayne M. Wormley, Ph.D.
Principal                                                                              Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search                                                                         AGB Search
253.861.7738                                                                     215.432.7913 Cell (Direct)
Kim.bobby@agbsearch.com                                           202.776.0866 Office
                                                                                              wayne.wormley@agbsearch.com
To Nominate Someone for Consideration
 
 

Presidential Search Prospectus
 

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