Letter to the Editor: Students and the Search

Dear Mr. Perry,

Thank you for your editorial regarding student representation on the presidential search committee.

I understand your concerns and wholeheartedly believe that students, indeed all of us, want to ensure that the next president of St. Mary’s is a representative of the students who deeply love this institution.

We highly value the input of the student leaders selected by their peers to represent them.  Nine (nearly 30%) of the committee are or have been students at St. Mary’s College.

Among our alumni representatives, two of our committee members have graduated within the last 5 years.

We know the students at St. Mary’s are exceptional, committed and thoughtful.

We want their insight and share a mutuality of purpose: recommending the best candidate to serve the students and the college community to the trustees.

On April 9th we held an open forum; on April 14 we held two meetings with students leaders and we are scheduling a campus-wide meeting for any students on April 30.

We hope many students will attend so their voices can be heard. We will be listening.

Sincerely,
Molly Mahoney
Chairperson
Presidential Search Committee

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