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 tbc@agbsearch.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 generation.

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 (welch@lycoming.edu). 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 Committee