TO: Members of the Lycoming Community

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

SUBJECT: Presidential Search Update

DATE: October 3, 2012

I am writing to provide another update on the search for the new Lycoming president. The search committee met on Tuesday, October 2, and selected a small number of candidates who are being invited to participate in confidential preliminary interviews with the search committee in about ten days. These candidates were selected on the basis of their experience in higher education, the quality of the written materials they presented to the committee, and the results of reference calls made over the last two weeks. They were chosen from a pool of accomplished individuals, many of whose backgrounds and experiences seemed especially consistent with the presidential qualities and qualifications established for the search. On completion of these interviews, the committee will select candidates who will be invited to participate in more extensive interviews later this fall. I will write to you again regarding this final phase of the interview process as it unfolds.

The committee is extremely pleased with the quality of our semi-finalist candidates and we are encouraged by the breadth and depth of experience in higher education that so many of them present. As we learn more about the individuals remaining in the candidate pool, we are reassured about the quality of leadership from which we can choose. If you have any questions, please direct them to me at (

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Marshall D. Welch III
Presidential Search Committee Chair