Students, faculty and staff wishing to voice their opinions on the search for the University of Tennessee's next president can offer suggestions today at the University Center.
The head consultant for the UT presidential search will be on campus today to speak about the search and hear input from the campus community.
Bill Funk of Korn-Ferry International, a Dallas search firm, is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom.
The forum is expected to last about an hour and a half.
According to the presidential search Web site,, a new president will be in office by July 15.
Funk is stopping in Knoxville before visiting UT-Chattanooga Wednesday and the UT Space Institute Thursday. He participated in forums at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis and UT-Martin last week.
Carolyn Hodges, who chairs the UT presidential search team's advisory council and heads the department of modern foreign languages and literature, will moderate the forum.
Following is the forum schedule:
o 10-10:10 a.m. - welcome and introduction of advisory council, search committee members
o 10:10-10:20 a.m. - explanation of search process by Hodges, including role of advisory council and search committee, Web site, plan for selection process, position advertisement, and role and introduction of search consultant
o 10:20-10:45 a.m. - remarks from Funk on consultant's role and invitation for input from audience
o 10:45-11:25 a.m. - input from audience
o 11:25-11:30 a.m. - closing remarks from local head of campus