Feb 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

UPDATE ON THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT AT THE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT

The CSB presidential search is moving along well, and we are writing to brief you on our progress.

The Search Committee has reduced the applicant pool to a smaller group of candidates whose background and experience ­seem especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications for the President as established for the search. Our Search Committee members and our search consultants will check the references of these candidates and conduct confidential preliminary interviews with them in mid-February. Upon completion of that round of off-campus interviews, the Committee will select candidates to participate in more extensive on-campus interviews with a broad range of campus constituents. We will schedule on-campus visits for our finalists and will update you on the specifics of these visits as soon as they are scheduled.

The Committee will continue to stay in touch with you throughout the process, and we welcome your comments and questions at any time. We are very pleased with the quality of the candidate pool and have every reason to believe that our search will come to a successful conclusion. If you have any questions, please direct those to us or contact our search consultants, Andrea Warren Hamos and Maya Kirkhope. We will treat any information you provide as confidential.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Lynn Newman
Chair, Board of Trustees
Co-Chair, Presidential Search Committee
lnewman@evergreenchurch.com

Barb Melsen
Member, Board of Trustees
Co-Chair, Presidential Search Committee
bjmels@earthlink.net