The committee includes representatives from alumni, the board of trustees, faculty, staff, and students, and the selection process followed the protocol of recent Kenyon presidential searches.
The search committee includes:
Trustee Brackett B. Denniston '69 of Fairfield, Connecticut, secretary of the board of trustees and vice president and general counsel of General Electric Corporation
Trustee Aileen C. Hefferren '88 H'12 of New York City, chief executive of Prep for Prep.
From the board of trustees:
Nina P. Freedman '77 H'92 of Mount Kisco, New York, consultant to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
Mary Kay Karzas '75 of Culver, Indiana
Joseph E. Lipscomb '87 of Chevy Chase, Maryland, partner, Arborview Capital LLC
emeritus trustee William E. Lowry Jr. '56 H '99 of Chicago, special assistant to the president, Chicago Community Trust;
Barry Schwartz '70 of New York City, executive vice chairman and chief administrative officer, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc.
David L. Trautman of Newark, Ohio, president, secretary, and director, Park National Bank.
From the faculty:
Sheryl Hemkin, associate professor of chemistry
Royal W. Rhodes, Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies.
From the student body:
Amy L. Schlessman '13 of Sandusky, Ohio
Michael A. Sharpe Jr. '13 of Fairburn, Georgia.
From the administrative staff:
Adrienne Amador '09, senior assistant director of admissions
Peter T. Smith, director of athletics, fitness and recreation.
From the Alumni Council:
Larae Bush Schraeder '97 of Columbus, Ohio, director of expense management, Nationwide Insurance, Alumni Council vice chair.