Presidential Search Update

July 10, 2013


TO:             The Albion College Community

FROM:        Mark Newell, Trustee
                   Chair, Presidential Search Committee

SUBJECT:   Search Update

This is another in the series of memos intended to keep you apprised of the work of the Presidential Search Committee.

The Committee met on Tuesday, July 9, to review our early progress and to discuss our schedule for the next several weeks and for the fall. We began the review of application documents and we discussed evaluation parameters that will help us focus on the desired attributes of Albion’s next president. We will use these parameters in assessing applicants for the presidency in the weeks ahead. The search profile is available for your review at

Our advertising continues to appear this month in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Women in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Diverse Jobs, and United Methodist Jobs. We have distributed roughly 4,200 search profiles nationally to inform selected individuals about the search and to request their suggestions of potential candidates.  

We ask again that each of you consider suggesting persons who might be attractive to Albion in this search. Please contact our consultant, Tom Courtice, at with names and contact information related to any potential candidates. The nominations and suggestions that we receive from those closest to the Albion program can be among the most meaningful in the process of candidate generation.

We will review application materials throughout the summer and we plan to meet again in late August to evaluate our general progress and to begin reducing the candidate pool to a smaller group. At this point, we are pleased with the early response to our search activity.   

The Committee will continue to stay in touch with you throughout the presidential search process. We welcome your comments and questions at any time. Please be assured that we will treat all information from you in total confidence.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.