September 19, 2014
The Presidential search is moving along well, and we are writing to brief you on our progress.
We were delighted to inform you that we had an excellent and large applicant pool. The Search Committee has now reduced the applicant pool to a smaller group of candidates whose backgrounds and experiences seemed especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications for the President as established for the search. Our search consultants are in the process of checking references of candidates shortlisted for further consideration. The Search Committee will reconvene later this month and invite a smaller group of candidates to confidential preliminary interviews with the Search Committee in October at an off-campus location. Upon completion of that round of interviews, the Committee will select candidates to participate in more extensive on-campus interviews with a broad range of campus constituents. We will schedule on-campus visits for our finalists and will update you on the specifics of these visits as soon as they are scheduled.
The Committee will continue to stay in touch with you throughout the search process, and we welcome your comments and questions at any time. We are very pleased with the quality of the candidate pool and have every reason to believe that our search will come to a successful conclusion. If you have any questions, please direct those to me or contact our search consultants, Maya Kirkhope and Jacqueline Doud. We will treat any information you provide as confidential.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Anne C. Flannery ’73
Search Chair & Member, Board of Trustees