Oct. 31, 2007
By Joe Brennan
The Ohio University Board of Trustees' Ad Hoc Committee on Presidential Evaluation Policy will hold its first meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Columbus. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the offices of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, 52 E. Gay St.
Board Chair C. Daniel DeLawder has asked the five-member group to assess the board's current procedure for evaluating the university president and make recommendations to the full board at its next regular meeting in February. The review is part of a broader initiative to examine and, if needed, update the board's procedures to reflect current best practices.
"I'm a believer in continuous quality improvement, and it is good to periodically review how we operate in all areas, including presidential evaluation," DeLawder said. "In addition, the board has heard that some stakeholder groups have suggested we look at this function.
"One of the most important functions of any board is to select, evaluate and support the chief executive," DeLawder said. "I'm looking forward to the ad hoc committee's analysis and recommendations."
DeLawder, who was elected chair in July, also has instituted a new committee structure and formed a new standing committee to review the board's bylaws.
Trustee Sandra Anderson will chair the ad hoc presidential evaluation policy committee. Members are Trustee Norman E. "Ned" DeWire, National Trustee Frank P. Krasovec and Student Trustees Lydia Gerthoffer and Tracy Kelly.
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This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, to reflect the fact that Chair C. Daniel DeLawder has formed a standing committee to review the board's bylaws, not an ad hoc committee, as originally stated. A link to the meeting materials was added at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2.