UB Forming Search Committee to Find New President
Board of Trustees acknowledges Dr. Smith’s possible departure from UB
UB’s Board of Trustees issued a statement saying Smith, “may possibly leave the university before the expiration of his contract if he is offered a position and accepts the offer.”
The board said it will establish and convene a Presidential Search Committee to lead the process of selecting a new president, and will advise the university on the search process involving stakeholder representatives and timelines in short order.
Smith, whose post at UB was extended in 2017, to a five year contract, and expires in 2022, was one of three finalists selected to be WVSU’s 12th president.
The statement continues, “President Smith has given his assurance that he remains committed to fulfilling his mandate at UB and to ensuring a smooth transition in leadership when the time comes.”