Presidential Search

Frank Manor House

Announcing Our Next President

Updated January 26, 2022

After a rigorous six-month national search that began with a field of more than 100 candidates, Lewis & Clark’s Board has selected Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan to become the college’s 26th president.

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Presidential Search Committee

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to share input regarding the presidential search directly with their appropriate faculty, staff, or student representatives to the search committee.

Paula Hayes BS ’92
Pat Mahaffy BA ’85

Matt Bergman JD ’89
Jouni Korhonen BA ’82
Heidi Hu BS ’85
Chris Ohman BS ’77
Craig MacLeod
Libby McCaslin JD ’87
Patrick Nielson BA ’71

Faculty Representatives
Anne Bentley (, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Danielle Torres (, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Tung Yin (, Professor of Law

Staff Representatives
Andrea Dooley (, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Operations
Eric Staab (, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Student Representative
Sarah Lind-MacMillan CAS ’22 (, President of Associated Student Body of Lewis & Clark (ASB) 

About the Search Consultant

Summit Search Solutions is an executive search firm that specializes in higher education. Their team includes company president Carrie Coward; Dick Merriman, a former independent university president; Stephanie Rivas-Fowler (no relation to our Board chair), a recruiter who has worked closely with Lewis & Clark; and Tammarah Townes, a recruiter with extensive experience supporting presidential searches.

Questions? Comments?

Feel free to ask questions or share feedback with your representative on the search committee or contact