September 9, 2015 – The University of Texas System has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a new president for UT Dallas.
The UT Dallas presidential search advisory committee will make recommendations on possible successors to David E. Daniel, who assumed a new leadership position as the UT System’s deputy chancellor and chief operating officer this summer. The search advisory committee will be asked to present names of potential candidates to the board, which will make the final decision.
“UT Dallas is a renowned academic institution that conducts innovative research, offers new discoveries and provides a world-class education for our next-generation leaders. It is on a beautiful trajectory, and we will seek a leader who can continue that accelerated path,” said Paul L. Foster, chairman of the board of regents for the University of Texas System.
The UT System will establish a website to provide information regarding the search, including a timeline, and will provide an opportunity for members of the public to privately submit nominations for the next president of UT Dallas.
The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. with 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 217,000. With about 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates – and more than 70,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.
Russell Reynolds Associates’ global higher education practice is composed of former senior university officers, tenured professors and professional university staff, along with traditional business leaders, who work together to guide search committees through an orderly and transparent search process. The firm works with large search committees of trustees, faculty, staff and students.
Russell Reynolds Associates has worked with a number of universities to address their leadership needs, including DePauw University, Bucknell University, Connecticut College, Vanderbilt University, AAU University and INSEAD.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media