TO: Members of the Lycoming College Community

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

SUBJECT: Search Update

DATE: September 14, 2012

We are happy to report that the search for the next Lycoming 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 most recently on Thursday, September 13, and began to select candidates whose backgrounds and experiences ¬seem especially consistent with the qualifications established for the Lycoming presidency. The committee will meet again on October 2 to extend our evaluation and to select a small number of candidates who will be invited to confidential preliminary interviews with the search committee later in 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 time of 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 expose their interest publicly in Lycoming’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 candidates and Lycoming’s people and programs. If you have any questions, please let me know at

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Marshall D. Welch III
Chair, Presidential Search Committee