TO: Members of the Lycoming College Community

FROM: Marshall D. Welch III, Trustee, Chair, Presidential Search Committee

SUBJECT: Search Update On Behalf of the Presidential Search Committee

The presidential search is underway, and I am writing with this additional update. The search committee has completed the development of the Presidential Search Profile, to be used for all the advertising and recruiting related to the search. A copy is posted on our website at under the Presidential Search button located at the bottom of the web page.

As you review the Search Profile, please pay particular attention to the attributes most highly desired in Lycoming’s next president. We urge you to suggest people you know who could serve effectively as our next president and/or those who might know potential candidates. Please forward their name(s) to our consultant, Tom Courtice, at The search committee is well aware that the success of our search depends on the involvement of all members of the Lycoming community. By nominating strong candidates, you can immediately be involved in the search process.

Over the next several weeks and throughout the summer, we will generate the candidate pool through nominations received from you, contacts with national education and foundation officials, inquiries at other colleges and universities, letters to friends and alumni of Lycoming, advertising in the Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications, and the work of our consultant.

The search is off to a good start. I will write to you again as we enter subsequent stages of the process. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact me at if you have questions. Thank you for your interest and your support.

Marshall D. Welch III
Chair, Presidential Search Committee