A committee appointed by President Charles M. Vest has launched a search for an executive vice president of MIT after President Vest accepted the group's recommendation on how to fill the position to be vacated by retiring Senior Vice President William R. Dickson.
The Search Advisory Committee, appointed in February and chaired by Professor Paul L. Joskow of economics, assessed the state of MIT's non-academic administrative infrastructure, the challenges that it faces, and how MIT can best provide for its future leadership, continuing improvement and renewal.
It recommended that MIT search for someone to fill the new position of executive vice president, responsible to the president for the overall leadership, management and organization of the Institute's administrative and financial affairs, including operations, financial management and planning, human resources management, information systems, resource development and facilities.
The committee has retained a consultant to help conduct a national search for candidates with management experience in universities, business, research and government organizations. Committee members are especially interested in identifying candidates who are now or have been members of the MIT community.
All applications and nominations for the position should be sent in confidence by May 15 to Malcolm MacKay, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates, 200 Park Avenue, 23rd floor, New York, NY 10166-0002.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 15, 1998.