Recorded Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1:00pm ET
All PPSA members were encouraged to participate in this special meeting. Our featured guest was Stacey Lopez, the staff representative to the Consultative Committee for the Selection of a President. Dr. Lopez received feedback from Penn staff that she will convey to the Committee and inform its deliberations.
During the session, participants were invited to address the following question specifically: What do you see as the major challenges for the University over the likely tenure of the next President? (Specifically, what not-necessarily-obvious, structural changes should the next University President make in order to tangibly improve Penn?)
For reference, linked here is the (March 2004) report from the previous Consultative Committee that led to the selection of Dr. Amy Gutmann as University President.
The Consultative Committee has also made available a “Community Survey,” however submissions through that survey are not known to PPSA. By sharing information via PPSA’s form or during the listening session, PPSA can amplify the voices of Penn staff in the deliberation process.