President Delaney’s Replacement Search

October 13, 2016

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Radha Pyati, President/Designee, UNF Faculty Association

At last month’s FA meeting, a question was asked about President Delaney’s retirement. As the FA President and therefore a BOT [Board of Trustees] member, are you aware of any preparation the BOT might be making in terms of a presidential transition, and if so, has it hired a search firm yet? Will the BOT communicate any information to the faculty? Should the FA, led by its president, not urgently take up the issue of a presidential transition? How can FA take a proactive approach to a Presidential transition?

Response from the Floor by FA President Radha Pyati:

The Board of Trustees (BOT) have not made any preparations for a Presidential transition as of its September 2016 meeting, nor has it hired a search firm to assist in this process. The FA let by its President will take a role in any Presidential transition. This question could be rephrased is “how can the FA take a proactive approach to a Presidential transition?” The FA officers and committees will be addressing how the FA can take a proactive approach to any Presidential transition.