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We are pleased to inform members of the Mount Mary University community that our Presidential search is officially under way.

Our search consultant, Maya Ranchod Kirkhope of Academic Search, Inc., developed a detailed position profile based upon the feedback she received during her on-site visits. The position profile describes the key institutional needs and priorities, and a related set of desired characteristics for our next President. The search committee has spent the past several weeks discussing and revising the position profile. In doing so, we carefully considered the range of opinions and recommendations from the campus community with regard to the qualifications, experiences and skills sought in the next President. We are very grateful for your suggestions and we will seriously consider your input as we narrow down the candidate pool and select our semi-finalist and finalist candidates.

The job ad has been posted in a number of publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Women in Higher Education, Diverse and Hispanic Outlook.

We invite you to suggest people you know who could serve effectively as our next President or who might recommend potential candidates. When nominating, please complete the confidential online nomination form on this website or forward the name(s) and contact information to our consultant. The success of our search will depend on the involvement, support and interest of all members of the Mount Mary community. Maya has begun to work on generating a robust candidate pool. In addition to posting the job ad in key publications, she will reach out to a broad network of contacts and follow up on nominations submitted by you and other members of the higher education community.

The search committee will begin to review applications in mid-to-late October and expects to identify a small group of candidates whose skills and expertise appear to be most closely related to our needs. The committee expects to conduct neutral-site interviews on early November, and plans to invite finalists to campus soon thereafter. We expect the successful candidate to assume office during the summer of 2017.

You will receive another update on the Presidential search in a few weeks. Thank you for your continued interest and support.

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