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Presidential Search Committee Formed

September 20, 2009

In April, Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees formed a search committee to guide the process of finding Lewis & Clark’s next president. The 14-member committee is headed by trustee Jay Waldron, an environmental and energy law attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland. Membership includes trustees, faculty members from all three schools, a staff member, and a student.

Since its formation, the search committee has selected an executive search firm (Isaacson/Miller); developed a job description and a Lewis & Clark profile; and drafted a list of desired presidential qualities and characteristics based on community input.

If all goes well, the committee hopes to have a number of applicant files to review by late August and be in a position to narrow its search to several finalists by the end of November. (You can follow the committee’s progress by visiting the website listed below.)

“I want to assure everyone in the Lewis & Clark family, past, present, and future, that while some change is inevitable as we transition to a new leader, there is no plan or intent to introduce major changes to the path on which Lewis & Clark College is moving,” says Ronald Ragen, chair of the Board of Trustees. “We will continue on our course to become an even better college in accordance with our mission, and we will do that in the collaborative and open manner that is a trademark of this wonderful institution.”

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