Presidential Search Under Way

In May, President Wim Wiewel announced that academic year 2021–22 will be his last at Lewis & Clark. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy,” he said in a community-wide announcement. “But I turn 72 next year, and it is time to step back after 43 years employed in higher education. I feel confident in doing so because the institution is well positioned for future success.”

Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees has formed a search committee to guide the process of finding the institution’s next president. The 15-member committee is cochaired by Paula Hayes BS ’92 and Pat Mahaffy BA ’85. Membership includes trustees, faculty members from all three schools, staff members, and a student.

The Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the hiring decision, will consider recommendations from the search committee when hiring the new president. The goal is to complete the search by the end of 2021 or early next year.

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