Selecting Our Next President
Updated Aug 23, 2021
The search for Lewis & Clark’s next president is underway. After hosting five campus input sessions with faculty, staff and students, the Presidential Search Committee has finalized the position profile and our search consultant, Summit Search Solutions, is actively recruiting candidates.
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 may nominate a potential presidential candidate for consideration. Nominations should be made directly to the search consultant at LCpresident@summitsearchsolutions.com.
The search committee has finalized the position profile and the search consultants are working to build 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 Board of Trustees, which is solely responsible for the hiring decision, will consider recommendations from the search committee when hiring our next president. Our goal is to complete the search by the end of 2021 or early next year.
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
Libby McCaslin JD ’87
Patrick Nielson BA ’71
Anne Bentley (email@example.com), Associate Professor of Chemistry
Danielle Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Tung Yin (email@example.com), Professor of Law
Sarah Lind-MacMillan CAS ’22 (firstname.lastname@example.org), President of Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC)
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.
Feel free to ask questions or share feedback with your representative on the search committee or contact LCpresident@summitsearchsolutions.com.