The Search Process

The Keck Graduate Institute Board of Trustees is launching a national search for the next President of KGI. To ensure a successful search for a visionary and accomplished leader who can harness and strengthen the remarkable momentum of this leading KGI, the Board of Trustees has established a Presidential Search Advisory Committee and has selected the search firm Spencer Stuart to help identify its next leader.

We have established a confidential mailbox to which you are invited to submit nominations, questions, or suggestions. This mailbox will be monitored by our search firm partners, Spencer Stuart, who will share your contributions with the Search Committee on either an attributed or non-attributed and confidential basis as indicated by you:

President Search Timeline

1. Pre-work: Search Process
Spring 2023
• Mapped search process and decision rights
with the Search Committee leadership
2. Search Announcement
August 15, 2023
• Announced to the KGI Community and public that President Sheldon Schuster will be retiring in June 2024
3. 1:1 Meetings with Board of Trustees and Search Committee Members
Summer 2023
• 1:1 and group conversations with Board of Trustees who are not Search Committee members
• 1:1 conversations with Search Committee
• Meetings with Board of Trustees and members of the KGI community
• Search Committee launch meeting
4. Community Engagement and Culture Survey Deployed
September 14, 15 2023
On-Site Meetings
• Group meetings were held with faculty, staff, students, alumni and other stakeholders
• Electronic survey was sent out to engage broader community/inform ideal candidate profile
5. Search Committee Meeting
September 28, 2023
• Discussed themes from listening sessions with stakeholders
• Validated competencies and priorities for the next President
• Discussed possible candidate profiles
• Finalized position specification
6. Prospect Development
September 2023
and Ongoing
• Spencer Stuart active in the market soliciting interest, sourcing, and preliminary referencing
7. Search Committee Meeting
November 1, 2023
and Ongoing
• Update of prospect engagement and interest
8. Search Committee Meeting
November 28, 2023
• Spencer Stuart presented vetted candidates with early confidential reference themes
• Search committee selected candidates for first round interviews
• Preparation for first round interviews
9. First-Round Interviews
December 18 and 19, 2023
• Search committee will meet virtually with First Round candidates
• Search committee will select top candidates to move forward to second-round interviews.
• Commence formal referencing
10. Second-Round Interviews
Targeting January 17-19, 2024
• Search committee will meet top candidates in person for deeper discussion
• Search committee selects finalist(s)
11. In Person Finalist Meetings
Targeting February 2024
• Any additional stakeholders to be determined (i.e., Board members, senior leadership team, etc.)
12. Finalist Meeting, Decision
Targeting February 2024
• Search Committee recommends finalist to the Board for voting
13. Announcement of new President
Targeting March 2024