Parker Executive Search Says Applicants Are ‘Scared to Hurt Reputation’ When Applying for UCF Presidential Role

Presidential Search Committee 2-5-18


Knight News by Jaime Donelson

February 5, 2018


The Presidential Search Committee gathered today to discuss any updates or concerns on applications for University of Central Florida’s next president.

During this meeting, the committee continued to discuss the sunshine state law and how Parker Executive Search claims it negatively affects the applicants and this process.

The law requires the presidential search to be completely open to the general public.

Because of the law, Parker Executive Search President, Laurie Wilder, says the committee has received a low number of applications for the position, and the best might be waiting till the last second to apply.

Wilder confirms that there are currently 23 applications submitted for consideration. Wilder continued to share her belief about the sunshine state law’s inconvenience in the search process.

“In a public record and public meeting state the number of candidates is typically lower than in other institutions and in other states,” Wilder said. [READ MORE]

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