A Selection Committee is a group of people who determine whether or not a candidate is suitable for a particular job. Members of the committee evaluate the candidate’s skills against an established job profile. They make the initial selection from among the applications. The Contracting Authority then decides whether to offer the candidate a job or not.
A selection committee can include people from any background, including university administrators, former coaches, and student-athletes. Most members have some sort of expertise in the area of selection. For instance, the current group of selection committee members includes eight former college football players, two members of the College Football Hall of Fame, and two former head coaches from FBS institutions. Approximately one-third of the members of the committee have at least one master’s degree.
The Selection Committee is responsible for conducting interviews, reading applications, and conducting information sessions for prospective students. The Committee includes the chair of the Governance and Selection Committees. The Committee reads all applications in mid-December and conducts first-round interviews in late January. The Committee then selects the 12 finalists for the program.
The Selection Committee’s members come from all over the country and are chosen for their specific areas of expertise. Regardless of their field of expertise, each member is required to maintain a high level of integrity and impartiality. They are elected by the conference they represent and can serve up to five years on the committee. The committee’s decision is often based on the strength of the teams’ schedules and statistics.
Members of the City Selection Committee may be elected to public office. The committee meets three or four times a year. They are responsible for appointing city representatives to required boards and agencies. The committee’s permanent secretary is the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. There is a process for public participation and the public can attend these meetings.