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Finalist candidates to visit campus

Each of our three finalist candidates will be on campus for two days and visits are scheduled between Nov. 28 and Dec. 8, 2016. We are close to finalizing our schedules for campus visits and will share those schedules with you shortly.

We are very pleased to inform the Mount Mary University community that our Presidential search is well under way. We are writing to provide you with an update on the progress of this search.

As you may be aware, we are entering the final phase of our recruitment effort for the next President which includes an invitation to the finalist candidates to visit campus. Each of our three finalist candidates will be on campus for two days and visits are scheduled between Nov. 28 and Dec. 8, 2016. We are close to finalizing our schedules for campus visits and will share those schedules with you shortly.

We will provide the community with the name and resume for each of our three finalist candidates along with the final schedule for each of their campus visits two working days prior to each candidate’s visit. We have scheduled opportunities for various University constituent groups to meet with each of the candidates and encourage all interested members of the campus community to participate where possible.

The purposes of these campus visits are two-fold. First, they will enable us to know the candidates better. Second, and perhaps more important, the visits will allow us to further acquaint the candidates with Mount Mary University.
 
Throughout the search process, the Search Committee has pledged to protect the identity of the candidates. While we can no longer promise complete confidentiality to these finalists as they present themselves on campus, we urge you to bear in mind that each of them holds a significant position elsewhere, and we would appreciate you not making personal inquiries about them but rather to communicate your comments, questions, or concerns, with the co-chairs of the Search Committee.

In addition to the Search Committee's preliminary interviews with these candidates, we have had conversations with individuals who have worked with them and know them well. The Search Committee believes that these candidates are capable of providing effective leadership for Mount Mary University and are excited for you to have the opportunity to meet them.

Following their meeting with each of the candidates, those of you who participate in the interview(s) will be asked to complete an online response form that will allow us to capture your feedback on each of the candidates. This information will be tabulated and shared with both the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees as they deliberate on both the strengths and limitations of each candidate. We anticipate that the selection of the next President will occur soon after the finalists’ visits.

If you have any questions or concerns about this final phase of the search, please contact our search consultant, Maya Ranchod Kirkhope at mrk@academic-search.com or at (703) 380-9195.

We are pleased with the progress of the search and look forward to this final phase. Thank you for your continuing support and assistance.


Co-Chairs, Presidential Search Committee
Marie O’Brien, Chair, Board of Trustees
Veronica Gunn, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees