U pledges $32 million to recruit and retain faculty

"U pledges $32 million to recruit and retain faculty"
By Emma Carew and Ahnalese Rushmann, The Minnesota Daily, December 12, 2007

College of Design Chief of Staff Kathy Witherow was cited in a Daily article about faculty turnover at the University. Witherow noted the college received investment funds for three new positions in 2007 and two more in 2008. Witherow told the paper that the college's recruiters are using techniques like inviting candidates to present guest lectures and having faculty call query their alma maters about top graduate prospects. "(The faculty) are the most important recruiting tool we have," Witherow told the Daily. "They have the best connections and have a good sense of who's doing what."