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As agreed among the LLNS partners, the University of California is responsible for leading the search for the next LLNL Director. UC-appointed Chairman of the LLNS Board of Governors Norman Pattiz and UC President Janet Napolitano have approved a Search Committee as directed by UC Regents policy.
A number of activities have been accomplished or are in the planning stages:
The position has been advertised nationally on respected science, higher education, social media and diversity outreach websites. It has also been posted on LLNL, LANL, LBNL and LLNS partner job listings.
LLNS Chairman Pattiz has written to the Lab community asking for nominations for and comments on the position.
The Search Committee will hold its first meeting in January 2014 at the Laboratory. Known as “Lab Day,” the purpose of the meeting is twofold: to gain insights into LLNL, its employees and future opportunities and challenges; and to gather input from representative staff regarding the qualities and experience considered most important for the next Director. The Committee will use that input to further develop selection criteria to be used to assess the candidates during the search process to determine the best individual for the position.
A Screening Task Force has been formed and is chaired by Search Committee member Professor Marvin Adams of Texas A&M University. The Task Force is composed of noted scientists and administrators who are knowledgeable about LLNL and its scientific work and the role of LLNL as a DOE national laboratory, and who are informed about the relevant LLNL scientific areas. The Task Force will review all nominations and applications received for the position, and will make candidate recommendations to the Search Committee for its consideration.
LLNL staff are represented on both the Search Committee and Screening Task Force.
Chairman Pattiz has stated, “LLNL has a stellar record of outstanding science, engineering and technology in support of the nation, and the selection of a visionary leader is critical to the Laboratory’s continued success. I can assure you that the selection of your next leader is a responsibility that all of us involved in the search process take very seriously. Collectively, we will have an impressive group of individuals providing advice and counsel, and I am confident that we will have an exceptional outcome.”