In a recent article for Inside Higher Ed, Kathy Johnson Bowles discusses the hiring process for senior postsecondary leaders. Bowles says that the first step is recruitment and nomination, which includes the development of a leadership profile for the ideal candidate, advertisements in professional publications, and encouraging nominations. The author says the second step includes nominees submitting extensive application materials, after which candidates are reviewed and scored before completing a first round of interviews designed to protect candidate confidentiality. Bowles says that the finalists complete campus interviews, after which the search committee presents a recommendation and rationale to the president or chancellor and an offer is made to the chosen candidate and a contract is finalized. Inside Higher Ed (Subscription) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.