Presidential Search Updates

March 16, 2020

TO: Members of the Albion College Community

FROM: Mike Harrington, '85, Chair and Joey Miller, '75, Vice Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

I would like to offer this positive update on behalf of the Presidential Search Committee. I am pleased to report that the search for our next president continues to progress well and on schedule.

The search committee recently met with a small group of leading candidates for the presidency. From that group the committee is excited to share that an exceptional slate of finalists has emerged.

Our search consulting team and I indicated early in the process that the need for confidentiality might a top priority for leading candidates in our search. Indeed, that remains to be the case. Each of the candidates holds a position of significance at a fine institution. We want to honor their wishes to continue to explore this exceptional opportunity at Albion with the assurances that their engagement in our search will not become widely known at their home institutions.

Please be assured that members of the search committee are thoughtfully identifying opportunities for members of our community, beyond the search committee membership, to be engaged in the next stage of candidate evaluation. Additional student, faculty, staff, alumni and trustee representatives will meet with the finalists and help to shape the consideration of them, while still meeting the privacy wishes of our distinguished slate.

February 17, 2020

TO: Members of the Albion College Community

FROM: Mike Harrington, '85, Chair and Joey Miller, '75, Vice Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

We are very pleased to report that the search for the College's next President is progressing well. The Presidential Search Committee recently met and continued its efforts to identify candidates whose backgrounds and experiences seem especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications established for the search. At this gathering, the search committee considered a robust and diverse pool of applicants and chose to advance a select group of outstanding candidates for confidential preliminary interviews.

Those interviews will take place in coming weeks after which a smaller group of candidates will be advanced for additional conversations and vetting.

If you have any questions about the search, please be in touch with us at . We will share another update soon. Until then, we thank you for your continued support.

January 29, 2020

TO: Members of the Albion College Community

FROM: Mike Harrington, '85, Chair and Joey Miller, '75, Vice Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

We hope the new term is off to a great start. We are writing to share that the presidential search continues to move ahead, and we are pleased with the progress we are seeing.

The committee members met recently for an update from our search consultants from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates and to initiate the systematic review of applications. This initial review, the first of several stages in the candidate vetting process, will continue throughout the winter and early spring.

The many-faceted process of building a strong and diverse pool of well-qualified candidates is ongoing. We ask once more for your help in identifying promising prospects or people who might be able to suggest such prospects. Please reach out to our consulting team, Julie Tea (), Susan VanGilder (), and Julie Williams-Krishnan (), with names and contact information related to any potential candidates. The nominations and suggestions that we receive from those closest to the College community may be among the most meaningful in the process of candidate generation. As a reminder, the search prospectus continues to be available for your review on the College's website.

The committee members will meet again in February to begin narrowing the pool of applicants to a smaller group for further review and evaluation.

On behalf of the search committee, we will share additional periodic updates with you throughout the process. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at . Thank you for your interest and support.

January 9, 2020

TO: Members of the Albion College Community

FROM: Mike Harrington, '85, Chair and Joey Miller, '75, Vice Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

We hope 2020 is going smoothly for you so far and want to let you know the presidential search is off to a great start.

The Presidential Search Committee met just prior to the winter break and had thoughtful discussion about the attributes we are looking for in a new president, the search process, and timeline. The group also reviewed the draft search profile and made valuable edits and additions. We invite you to review the finalized copy, which is available on the College's Presidential Search website and on the website of our search firm, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

We would particularly call your attention to the attributes most highly desired in our new President. Who do you know who fits our criteria? Please suggest people you know who could serve effectively in this critically important position or those you think might know of potential candidates. Please forward their names to Julie Tea, Susan VanGilder, and Julie Williams-Krishnan at .

The committee is well aware that the success of our search depends on the involvement of all members of the Albion College community and would encourage your input. Please rest assured that names and information will be treated with full confidentiality.

Over the next several weeks, we will develop a national candidate pool through nominations received from you and others, inquiries at other colleges and universities similar to the College in scope and mission, advertising in leading publications and on websites focused on higher education, and the work of our search firm.

In February, the search committee will begin to narrow the candidate pool. We will write to you again as we enter the next stage of the process. Thank you for your continued support.

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