Committee 'Extremely Pleased' with Candidate Pool

August 28, 2013


TO:             Members of the Albion College Community

FROM:        Mark Newell, Trustee
                   Chair, Presidential Search Committee

SUBJECT:   Search Update

We are happy to report that the search for the next Albion president is progressing very well and remains on schedule. The closing date for applications has now passed and we are moving forward. The search committee met on Tuesday, August 27, and began to select for further discussion candidates whose backgrounds and experiences ­seem especially consistent with the qualifications established for the Albion presidency. The committee will meet again on September 24 to extend our evaluation and to select a small number of candidates who will be invited to confidential preliminary interviews with the search committee in mid-October. On completion of that round of interviews, the committee will select candidates to participate in more extensive interviews with representatives of all campus constituencies. We will notify you of the specific methods, dates, and times for this final phase of the search, as soon as they are determined.

We are extremely pleased with the quality of the candidate pool and, as a result, continue to be mindful of the need for complete confidentiality. All of our remaining candidates are engaged in other assignments with very significant responsibilities. To prematurely disclose publicly their interest in Albion’s presidency would likely result in their withdrawing from our search. We will move forward with an effort to strike the appropriate balance between maintaining confidentiality with enabling adequate exposure between the final candidates and Albion’s people and programs. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.