August 30, 2012

An Update from the Presidential Search Committee

I am pleased to provide an update on the search for Lafayette’s next president.

Members of the Presidential Search Committee have worked closely in July and August with members of the College’s administration and our consultant search firm, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, to develop and finalize plans for conducting the search. This includes establishing a timeline for search committee meetings to evaluate applicants and nominees, conduct initial and follow-up interviews with candidates, and formulate our final recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

Read more about the Presidential Search

The faculty representatives on the search committee developed and circulated a survey in August to gather input from the College’s faculty. This week, the committee hosted two forums on campus to provide faculty an opportunity to discuss the input that had been received and share additional perspectives.  The committee is grateful for that input.

I also am pleased to announce that the search committee will host open forums in several locations to provide alumni, parents, and friends with close ties to the College an opportunity to offer their views on the qualities, skills, and other factors the committee should consider in seeking Lafayette’s 17th president. The schedule appears below.

Alumni, parents, and friends also may share their views with the search committee via a survey on the presidential search website. Your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities our next president must face and on the qualifications and characteristics that person must possess would be most appreciated by those of us charged with selecting our next president.

We will advertise the position in higher education publications during the first week of September and have prepared a formal Prospectus to serve as a reference document for potential applicants. It will be posted on the presidential search website shortly, and a printed copy may be obtained by contacting James F. Krivoski, secretary to the search committee, at

Thank you for your interest and participation in this important process.

Alan R. Griffith ’64
Chair, Presidential Search Committee

Elisabeth H. MacDonald ’81
Vice Chair, Presidential Search Committee

Schedule of Open Forums

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 10016

Lehigh Valley
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saucon Valley Country Club
2050 Saucon Valley Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015

New York City
Thursday, Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
University Club
1 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

Los Angeles
Thursday, Sept. 20, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
The Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

San Francisco
Friday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.
The Fairmont
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Northern/Central New Jersey
Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Park Avenue Club
184 Park Ave.
Florham Park, NJ. 07932

Norwalk, Conn.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.

Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Williams & Connolly LLP
725 Twelfth St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

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  1. Why is there no forum being held in the Phoenix area?

    says Don Wiltshire
    September 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm
  2. [...] to the Search Committee today! In addition, the College is hosting regional forums as described in this update from the Search Committee. For your convenience, the schedule is copied [...]

    says Presidential Search | Rho DKE
    September 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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