January 08, 2010
KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee has selected the firm Parker Executive Search to aid in the search for a new chancellor at the UT Health Science Center.
Parker Executive Search, based in Atlanta, won the request-for-proposals bid, and the firm's senior vice president, Gary L. Daugherty, will serve as the consultant, the chancellor search committee announced today at its meeting in Memphis.
A search committee was appointed by Interim UT President Jan Simek in December. William Evans, director and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Linda Hendricks, chief human resources officer for the UT System, serve as co-chairs of the committee. The 20-member committee also includes representatives from UTHSC, the medical community and business leaders.
Daugherty will work with the committee to recruit candidates, narrow the candidate field and vet candidates.
The committee has established a timeline to make recommendations to Simek, so that the new chancellor can be in place by summer 2010.
The new chancellor will serve as chief executive officer of the UTHSC campus in Memphis and its satellite locations in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jackson and elsewhere in the state. UTHSC enrolls more than 2,700 students and has more than 4,000 employees.
The chancellor will replace Hershel P. Wall, who served in that role from April 2007 to September 2009. Steve Schwab, executive dean for the UT College of Medicine, currently is serving as interim chancellor.