To: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
From: Jami Painter
Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
System Human Resource Services
I write to inform you that the position of Secretary of the Board of Trustees and of the University will be vacated by Gregory Knott when he retires in April 2023. He has served in this important role since 2020 and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be crucial to emulate as we seek to fill this vacancy.
This high-level leadership position is one of four officers of the Board of Trustees that also include the treasurer, the comptroller, and the university counsel. The Secretary of the Board acts on behalf of the Chair of the Board and the President of the University System in coordinating the development of the recommendations for consideration by the Board. The Secretary also responds to various requests for information from members of the Board, the University Community, and the public. In addition, the Secretary is responsible for the preparations for board meetings and meetings of the five committees of the Board (Executive Committee; Academic and Student Affairs Committee; Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee; Governance, Personnel, and Ethics Committee; and the Hospital Committee; and for preparations of Minutes of these committees). The position manages a staff of nine in carrying out these and other responsibilities. View the full position description and requirements on the System Office jobs board.
Should you know of individuals whom you think may possess the education, skills, and experience sought in a person to assume this position, the search committee would appreciate receiving nominations. Please send nominations to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-8247 no later than October 31, 2022. Your nominations and recommendations are an invaluable resource as we seek to fill this important role. Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2022.