February 22, 2010

Senior VP search committee announced

President Ronald J. Daniels has announced the formation of a search committee to assist him in identifying a successor to James T. McGill, who will retire on June 30 from his position as senior vice president for finance and administration.

Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will chair the committee. Serving as members will be Lois Chiang, senior adviser to the president; Rich Grossi, vice president and chief financial officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Chris Hoehn-Saric, Johns Hopkins University trustee; and Jerome D. Schnydman, secretary of the board of trustees. Ken Kring at the executive search firm Korn/Ferry International will support the committee’s efforts to reach out broadly for a suitable successor.

In a letter sent Feb. 15 to faculty, staff and students, President Daniels said he had asked the committee to undertake a “broad and vigorous” international search to identify candidates.

“The senior vice president is a critical senior leader at Johns Hopkins who must understand our highest aspirations for research, teaching and service, and who must find innovative ways of supporting our mission,” he said. “I am seeking a senior vice president who has an excellent record of strategic, management and fiscal accomplishment; who draws upon a strong understanding and appreciation of research-intensive universities; and who can lead and manage this broad portfolio in a decentralized setting. This person will be a critical contributor to the university’s senior leadership team.”

Daniels said he encourages members of the Johns Hopkins community to submit thoughts or nominations to the committee, or to Kring’s attention at johnshopkinsSVP@kornferry.com. To ensure full consideration, nominations should be received by April 1.