Presidential Search Committee Update: October 23, 2017
LIMESTONE COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE
OCTOBER 23, 2017
The Limestone College Presidential Search Committee has been very busy during the past month. I am communicating as the Search Committee Chair to report on our progress to the Limestone community.
Recruitment of candidates began in late August with advertising and outreach to higher education leaders around the country. The Committee started reviewing applications in mid-September, and by our application deadline of October 15, we had amassed a robust pool of candidates.
We believe this reflects Limestone’s standing in the higher education community and the desire to join the Limestone community.
On Thursday, October 19, the Search Committee met and discussed the most promising candidates in detail and then selected a number of them that we wanted to learn more about. These individuals have been invited to interview with the Search Committee in early November.
It is still vitally important that our work remain confidential at this point. Our candidates have important positions at their current home institutions, and only a small number of them will be invited to become finalists.
Following semifinalist interviews, we anticipate inviting three candidates to visit campus in mid- to late-November. At that point, the Search Committee will share their profiles with the Limestone community. The campus visits will include open forums where Limestone’s constituents will have an opportunity to meet the candidates, hear them speak, and ask questions. The campus community will also have the opportunity to submit their impressions of the candidates electronically to the Presidential Search Committee and Board of Trustees.
We appreciate the trust that the Board of Trustees and the Limestone College community has placed in the Presidential Search Committee to conduct this important work. We are excited that so many fine leaders have expressed interest in coming to Limestone to lead the College into a bright future.
We look forward, in the coming weeks, to sharing the results of months’ worth of work with the Limestone community.
David P. Riggins
Chair, Limestone College Presidential Search Committee
Vice-Chair, Limestone College Board of Trustees