How search committees vet potential leaders to avoid controversy down the line: Opinion


With two US college presidencies recently ending in controversyt, David Jesse of the Chronicle of Higher Education examines how search committees find “red flags” before contracts are signed. Jesse explains that the committees and search firms have become more vigorous in recent years, vetting job candidates through search engines, social media, criminal-background checks, confirmations of publication citations, and reference checks. Jesse speaks to sector leaders in the space who discuss the potential of AI to support vetting processes and encourage search committees to rely on a variety of tools and resources when vetting applicants.

Chronicle of Higher Education