Message from the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee
October 5, 2017
Since my last update on the Presidential Search, much has happened and the search has now advanced to the exciting stage of reaching out for candidates with the skills, experience and credentials to lead the College to “a next level of academic success and a restored level of financial stability…” This quote is taken from the Presidential Search Profile just posted on the College’s website.
The search profile is the culmination of substantial work by the search committee and our search partners RH Perry & Associates. We recently concluded nearly 30 hours of conversation with people from across the College Community—students, staff, faculty, alum, members of the Ursuline Community, and trustees. We’ve directly heard from nearly 200 people and received what we sought and hoped for—candid input to give us a clear understanding of what the College needs in its next president and importantly, a strong sense of the CNR Community’s aspirations for the College’s future.
I continue to emphasize what the search process will be—rigorous, transparent and communal. Continue to share your ideas and questions. Please share the search profile with your colleagues, as we try to reach a broad and deep audience of potential candidates. Our ambition is simple: to find the best person to lead the College, someone passionate, driven, energetic, and compelled by our mission.
The most important immediate date is the deadline for applications—November 17.
Thank you for your time and wisdom as we move through this vital process.
Christine LaSala ‘72
Trustee and Chair, Presidential Search Committee