Presidential Search Update, Kenyon News Digest, January 16, 2013
Dear Kenyon alumni, parents, and friends:
We are pleased to provide a brief update on Kenyon's presidential search. Since we last communicated with you in early November (https://today.kenyon.edu/node/347), we and our search consultants from Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates have been making our position prospectus available (http://documents.kenyon.edu/humanresources/kenyonpresidentialprospectus.pdf) to leaders in higher education and in other fields who can offer nominations, and have been actively soliciting candidates, building on our published advertisements and extensive outreach since the launch of the campaign in August. We and our search consultants have also been following up on the many suggestions and nominations that have come to us from those contacts and from you and others in the Kenyon community.
The search consultants report great respect for the College and enthusiasm about the opportunity to lead it among the nominators, nominees, and other prospects with whom they have spoken. With their guidance we have assembled a strong pool of candidates that the search committee will narrow in coming weeks by careful reading of the dossiers and interviews with the strongest aspirants. We thus look forward to learning more about prospective presidents and remain very confident that we will be able to make our final recommendations to the Board of Trustees in the spring.
The search committee relied heavily on the input you gave through the committee's survey and in direct comments to us to formulate our search prospectus. We again thank the many, many Kenyon students, faculty, staff and administrators, alumni, and parents who participated in the survey and gave us many detailed comments and suggestions. Thanks, too, for your nominations. The committee remains interested in your comments and suggestions, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brackett Denniston '69, Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Aileen Hefferren '88, Vice-chair