Lewis & Clark’s Presidential Search Is Underway
Dear Faculty and Staff,
I am pleased to share that the search for Lewis & Clark’s next president is underway, and I invite your participation in the process.
The presidential search committee has been appointed, with Trustees Paula Hayes BS ’92 and Pat Mahaffy BA ’85 as co-chairs. The other 13 members of the committee include additional trustees, faculty, and staff, as well as a student representative. The full committee membership can be found on the new Presidential Search webpage. Thank you to those who have agreed to serve.
As the process begins, the committee co-chairs and our search consultant, Summit Search Solutions, would like to hear from members of the campus community about the opportunities and challenges facing our next president, as well as any particular priorities, themes, or attributes you think the search committee should keep in mind. We have scheduled listening sessions for faculty and staff members to share their perspectives with members of the search committee and the search consultant. More information about the specific sessions, and how to RSVP, can be found on the Presidential Search webpage. The input you provide will help us build the position profile of our next president.
If you have a highly qualified person in mind, someone who might be well poised to lead us into the next phase of our history, you can nominate a potential presidential candidate for consideration. Nominations should be made directly to the search consultant at LCpresident@summitsearchsolutions.com.
After these initial opportunities for input, the search consultant and search committee will work to build and consider a strong and diverse pool of candidates. As the search gains momentum in the fall, we will update the community at moments of key progress. The search committee will make recommendations to the Board of Trustees, which is ultimately responsible for the hiring decision. Our goal is to complete the search by the end of 2021 or early next year.
The future of Lewis & Clark is bright. I’m confident that we will be successful in finding the right president to continue to lead us forward. Thank you for all that you do for Lewis & Clark. I wish you all a pleasant and restful summer!
Stephanie Fowler MA ’97