November 3, 2014
As stated in my October 22 update, the Search Committee has selected three candidates as finalists whose backgrounds and experiences seem especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications for the President established in our Search Profile. The three candidates will be visiting the campus in turn on November 12-13, 17-18 and 19-20. We have separately communicated via email the upcoming schedule of group and open meetings that will take place with each of the three finalists from whom the Board of Trustees will choose the next president. The name of each finalist and their resume will be released a few days before their respective campus visits.
Please make every effort to attend the open forum and appropriate group meeting for each candidate and complete the confidential online feedback form with your impressions. [We will separately send you the link to the feedback form when each candidate is on campus.] The information gathered from these surveys, which may be completed anonymously, will be provided to the Search Committee. Throughout the search process, the committee has pledged to protect the identity of the candidates. While we can no longer promise complete confidentiality to these finalists as they present themselves on campus, we urge you to bear in mind that each of them holds a significant position elsewhere, and we would appreciate you not making personal inquiries about them but instead communicating any comments, questions, or concerns you may have through the confidential feedback form or to me as the Chair of the Search Committee.
We encourage you to challenge each candidate about their vision for the College and how their qualifications will enable them to succeed as the next Marymount Manhattan president. At the same time, it is important that each candidate experiences the vibrant close-knit community we find so distinctive. To succeed, the next president must embrace our mission and be committed to leading the College forward through the challenging times facing liberal arts colleges. Please help us persuade the candidates that Marymount Manhattan offers the right combination of academic curiosity, critical thinking and collegiality for the next president to flourish along with the College.
On behalf of all of us who serve on the Presidential Search Committee, I want to thank you for your interest and support during this important process for the College.
Anne C. Flannery
Chair, Presidential Search Committee