July 18, 2012
To: The Lycoming College Community
From: Marshall D. Welch III, Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Subject: Search Update
This is another in the series
of informational memos intended to keep you apprised of the work of the
presidential search committee.
The search committee met on
Tuesday, July 17, to review our early progress and to affirm our schedule over
the next several months. We began the actual review of candidate papers
and we discussed evaluation parameters that will help us focus on the desired
attributes of Lycoming’s next president. We will use these
parameters in assessing applicants for the presidency in the weeks ahead.
The search profile continues to be available for your review at www.lycoming.edu.
Our advertising continues to
appear this month in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher
Education, Women in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Journal
of Blacks in Higher Education, Diverse, United Methodist Jobs, and Linked
In. We have distributed roughly 3,850 search profiles nationally to
inform selected individuals about the search and to request their suggestions
of persons we should consider.
We ask again that you too
suggest people who might be attractive to Lycoming in this search.
Please contact our consultant, Tom Courtice, at email@example.com with names and additional
contact information related to any potential candidates. The
nominations and suggestions that we receive from those closest to the Lycoming
program can be among the most meaningful in the process of candidate
We will review application
materials throughout the next two months and we plan to meet again in early
September to evaluate our general progress and to begin reducing the candidate
pool to a smaller group.
The committee will continue
to stay in touch with you throughout the process. I welcome your comments
and questions at any time (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Be assured that we will treat all information from you in total confidence.
Thank you for your continued
interest and support.
Marshall D. Welch III
Chair, Presidential Search