The LA Times today carries an article about the search for a new UC president to replace Mark Yudof who is resigning in August. It’s a slam on the current crop of UC campus chancellors and UCOP administrators since apparently the Regents think they have no feasible inside candidates.
…The search is secretive; officials say the selection process is a confidential personnel matter. Leading the effort is a committee of 10 UC regents, including Gov. Jerry Brown and student and alumni representatives. Its members declined to comment and so did the executive search firm—Isaacson, Miller. Matthew Haney, executive director of the UC Student Assn., said he expected the next UC president to come from outside the state, as did Yudof, who previously led state university systems in Texas and Minnesota. (Yudof is retiring in late August after five years in the UC job.) “It doesn’t seem as if [the UC regents] have elevated internal administrators for systemwide leadership to prepare them for this role,” Haney said. The campus chancellors “don’t have a significant or noticeable systemwide leadership presence,” he said, and other top administrators don’t have the national prestige that the faculty seeks in a president…
Full article at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-uc-president-20130415,0,7690756.story
So they will search beyond UC: