As a follow up to my comments to the faculty and staff, I want to share with you the membership of the committee. In my comments, I gave you some insight into how the members of the committee were selected along with an overview of the search process. The Search Committee will be chaired by Trustee Susan Chambers with Trustee Rick Wright serving as Vice Chair. The committee consists of five additional members of the Board, two members of the faculty, an alumnus, a staff member and a student. The following people have agreed to serve on this important committee:
- Susan Chambers, Trustee and Search Committee Chair
- Rick Wright, Trustee and Search Committee Vice Chair
- Julius Anderson, Trustee
- Bill Gautreaux, Trustee
- Jason Houseworth, Trustee
- Ollie Malone, Trustee
- Karen Mathes, Trustee
- Gary Armstrong, Faculty
- Donna Gardner, Faculty
- Eileen Houston-Stewart, Alumni
- Shawn Weigel, Staff
- Freja Ingelstam, Student
The first meeting of the committee will be on August 31 when the committee will meet with Drs. Oscar C. Page and Tom Courtice from AGB Search. The consultants will be assisting the committee in the search for the next president of William Jewell College.
As I announced in a memo to the community and in the faculty meeting, there will be several opportunities for various constituents to meet with the consultants to have input into the process of developing a Profile that will guide the selection of the new president. I hope you will be supportive of the committee and take advantage of the opportunity to have input on August 31.
Finally, I would remind the community that the members of the search committee will not be discussing the search since it is important to protect the confidentiality of all individuals who may be interested in the position. In order to keep you informed, Susan Chambers will post a letter to the community on our website periodically to give you updates on the progress.
Thank you for your support of this process.
John Gill, Chair of the Board of Trustees