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Presidential Search Update

Posted 2/8/12

This is the first of several periodic updates for the Juniata campus community from the Presidential Search Committee. While we cannot violate our commitment to confidentiality regarding candidates, we hope to keep the campus community informed about the search process as the year progresses.

In anticipation of President Kepple's retirement in June, 2013, the Board of Trustees has charged the Search Committee with making a recommendation regarding the next Juniata president by the end of 2012. The members of the Search Committee include:

In addition, the Committee has retained the services of Dr. R. Stanton Hales, senior consultant, Academic-Search, Inc. to support the search.

An important early step in the process is to define the job profile, which will include key selection criteria. The Committee completed a successful information gathering phase on January 30-31, when Dr. Hales met with over 200 members of the campus community to solicit input. We plan to use this input, along with that gathered earlier from the Trustees, to create the job profile. This document should be finalized by early March, and actual recruitment of candidates will begin in mid-Spring.

We wish to thank the faculty, students, staff and administration who participated in the various meetings with Dr. Hales. This input gives the Committee important direction.

Look for our next presidential search update in late March. Comments may be directed to us as co-chairs of the Search Committee using the e-mail addresses indicated below.

Mary White - mary.white3 AT healthonecares.com
Bud Wise - budwise13 AT gmail.com