ORU has received at least fifty nominations or letters of interest for the position of president, according to this TulsaWorld article. Bruce Dingman of The Dingman Company is conducting the search. They have a list of qualifications posted here.
Key quote from the Dingman listing:
The opportunity is one where a style of servant leadership (humility, authenticity, and accountability), shared governance (a participative, inclusive management style) and a new board, will build a spirit of trust, mutual respect and community among the board, administration, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and supporters. This is a time for healing, rebuilding, re-energizing, and recasting of the vision with all the constituencies.
The president should be a person who will foster an environment of open communication and academic freedom, and dispel the climate of fear that has developed among the faculty and staff.
Key quote from the TulsaWorld article:
Roberts was accused last fall of creating a “culture of fear” on campus; he said he did not intend to create such a culture, if such a culture existed.
If everything goes as planned the new President will likely assume the position around July 1st, 2009 and the official inauguration will occur in the fall of 2009.