The President of Westminster College is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The President Search Committee, comprised of representatives from across campus, will screen and interview candidates before making an official recommendation to the board.
Presidential Search Update
The Westminster College President Search Committee, with assistance from Isaacson-Miller, has completed face-to-face interviews with nine semi-finalists. Following each interview, the committee met to review the strengths and weaknesses of the individual as they relate to the Opportunity and Challenge Profile we created earlier in the process. Once all of the semi-finalist interviews were completed the Search Committee convened to narrow the list of semi-finalists to four finalists. These finalists have now been invited to return to Salt Lake City for more in-depth interviews later in February.
These late-February interviews will be conducted by the Search Committee, but with additional representatives from our key stakeholder groups and additional trustees. The additional campus representatives are:
Faculty: Jen Simonds and Heather Batchelor
Staff: Kerry Case
Alumni: Chett Boxley
Student: Elaine Sheehan
Deans: Melanie Agnew
Administration: Curtis Ryan
Following these interviews, the Search Committee will convene to review input from the additional stakeholder representatives and trustees, and to prepare a recommendation for consideration by the full Board of Trustees. The aim of the Search Committee is to present the single best overall candidate to the Board. The trustees will meet in late March to consider and vote on the Search Committee’s recommendation.
I again want to sincerely thank the members of the Search Committee for their voluntary commitment of time and talent to help make the selection process as robust as possible. In addition to the time they spend in meetings, all members of the search committee devote many hours to reading and reviewing the search materials, and thinking deeply about which attributes of a new president are most critical. My thanks also go out to Julie Freestone, who has been doing great job supporting the committee’s work. Lastly, I want to thank Isaacson-Miller for helping to guide us through a rigorous process, and for bringing us such an amazing suite of candidates.
Chair, President Search Committee