Desired Qualities

Desired Qualities of Lamar's Next President

  1. Unquestioned integrity.
  2. Passion for educating students and eager to communicate with students.
  3. An earned doctorate.
  4. Experienced leader with a record of accomplishments in progressively higher levels of responsibility in higher education.
  5. Good sense of humor.
  6. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  7. Capacity to develop and implement a shared vision that expresses a creative entrepreneurial spirit.
  8. History of developing and implementing strategic plans that have produced tangible results.
  9. History of success in fundraising and relationship building.
  10. Extensive budgeting and management experience.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  12. Record of building and maintaining a well working team in an atmosphere of transparency and collegiality.
  13. Comfortable with shared governance among all stakeholders in the University.
  14. Understands the role of a university in the economic and cultural development of the region, state, nation and world.
  15. Good record in town-gown relations.
  16. Understands and supports the role of student organizations and activities and the co-curriculum in educating students.
  17. Understands and appreciates on-line learning.
  18. Good insight into the challenges and opportunities facing public higher education.
  19. Familiar with the role of faculty in the university, the promotion and tenure process and the development of the faculty in teaching, research and service.
  20. Appreciates the role of athletics in the University.
  21. Appreciates the University’s role in technology transfer and to research/commercialization efforts.
  22. Appreciates the role of two-year institutions and their relationship to the University.
  23. Values and understands the important role of staff within the University.