Marketing student Amanda Carnagie selected for President Search Advisory Committee

Amanda CarnagieMarketing and international studies major Amanda Carnagie has been appointed to a President Search Advisory Committee commissioned by Wayne State University’s Board of Governors. The board is looking to permanently fill the post vacated by Jay Noren in August. Allan Gilmour is currently serving as interim president.

The President Search Advisory Committee is a group of 24 people selected to consider potential candidates for the University’s top job. The committee then recommends candidates to the Board of Governors, who will elect the president.

Carnagie was chosen for the committee because of her involvement with Wayne State University’s Student Senate, for which she is currently president. Her role on the committee is to provide a student’s perspective as it interviews candidates. She is the only student on the committee.

“Being part of this committee was unexpected; however, when I found out I was selected, I was very grateful for this opportunity,” Carnagie said.

“I can only hope that my involvement can provide valuable student insights to help determine the ideal candidate for president.”

Recently, the President Search Advisory Committee hosted three forums to give students, staff and faculty the opportunity to voice their opinion on the qualities they would like to see in the next president.

The committee’s first meeting is November 5.