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Board Declares Do-Over: Presidential Search Process Restarts

After campus visits by four finalists, followed by two weeks of deliberation, the Board of Trustees announced that it will continue the search for the College’s next President. In a letter to the College community on Oct. 21, Molly Mahoney, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, explained that some candidates withdrew from consideration and the Board could not reach a consensus.

According to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Vice President of Business and Finance, Tom Botzman, the application process will reopen, the Executive Search Firm Isaacson Miller will solicit candidates and propose candidates from the search pool. Some candidates from the original pool may be included. From that pool, the Search Committee will select candidates for interviews and have finalists visit the campus. Botzman  anticipates that the Board will end the search in time for the next President to take office by July 1.

As for the Board’s decision, Botzman felt they have a better idea of what the right match would be. “It was a hard thing to do, they wouldn’t have done it unless they were sure,” he said.

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