Announcement of the formation of the Presidential Search Committee - August 12, 2015

Dear Members of the Saint Mary’s Community:

I am pleased to announce the formation of a Presidential Search Committee, consisting of 13 individuals from key constituencies of the College. Please find a list of Presidential Search Committee members enclosed with this letter.

The members of this committee were selected for their appreciation of the College’s mission, their strong commitment to the institution’s advancement and for their dedication to the presidential search itself. As a whole, the committee is a balanced representation of this community, and I am confident that this group will find and recommend the best possible candidates to succeed Dr. Mooney.

The committee will conduct a national search for outstanding prospective presidential candidates followed by an extensive screening and interviewing process. The committee will then recommend candidates to the Board of Trustees, which is ultimately responsible for presidential appointments.

The committee will provide regular updates to the College community about the progress of the search, and once the group has recommended at least three candidates, the Board will invite one or more of those candidates to meet with key constituencies.

Thank you for your support of the Presidential Search Committee members as they implement important work on behalf of the College.

Mary L. Burke
Chair, Board of Trustees