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September 2016 USF Presidential Search Update

September 6, 2016  |  Download

USF Presidential Search Update
September 6, 2016 Dear USF Community,

Our national search for the 23rd President of the University of Sioux Falls successfully launched on July 1, 2016. I am pleased to share this effort has produced an applicant pool that is robust in stature and number. As our print and online advertising efforts remain in full swing, this distinguished pool continues to grow at an impressive rate. It is clear to me that this level of interest so early on in the search process speaks to the prominence of our institution, the strength of our mission, and the penetrating relevance of our Calling.

Our national advertising efforts continue online and in print (e.g. Chronicle for Higher Education, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities,,, and LinkedIn). In addition, a marketing effort on LinkedIn that is cross-referenced with the CCCU currently targets academic VPs, Provosts, CFOs, and college and university board members across 15 states. However, it comes as no surprise that USF’s greatest resource has always been its people. We encourage you to reach out to those you believe might be interested in this servant leader opportunity at the University of Sioux Falls.

The next meeting of the USF Presidential Search Committee will be held on September 12, 2016. We will address procedural guidelines for our review of applications. Members of the search committee will then review applications over the following month and we will reconvene in mid-October to begin our discussion of them.

I will continue to share information about what can be expected in the months ahead. I encourage you to use the “Your Input” tab on the website with any questions you may have. Thank you for sharing your prayers, wisdom and excitement for this journey ahead.

Kind regards,

Gretchen Hoffman, Ph.D.
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Associate Professor for Psychology