The committee appointed to find the next president of the University of Georgia has met for the first time.
The group has a list of ideal qualities it hopes to find in the college’s new leader and members said they want a visionary fundraiser who has integrity.
The committee, which includes Gainesville resident and Board of Regents member Philip Wilheit, is tasked with narrowing the list of about 30 to 50 candidates to about eight, then selecting a short list of three to five finalists. The final selection is up to the Board of Regents.
The committee is set to meet again in about six weeks, and should have a good list of candidates to consider. Quality candidates are more likely to come through nominations by contacts in higher education or from committee members.