ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Selecting a New President

What to do Before You Hire a Search Firm

September 2004 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance

The most important job a board performs is the selection of a president. However, when a presidential vacancy occurs, boards are rarely prepared to undertake a search. This guide is designed to help trustees do the job right.