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Please take the Limestone University Presidential Search Survey to provide input on what you would like to see in our next President. The survey results will be viewable only by the members of the Search Committee.

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Candidates for the position of President of Limestone University can apply by clicking the link below.

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Last day to submit application for president is January 31, 2024.

Presidential Search Committee


  • Dr. Brian Ameling, Acting Provost; Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Dennis Bloomer, Deputy Athletic Director for Compliance; Limestone alum
  • Kris Bonocore, Limestone University parent; Saints Club member; retired President, Gladstone Wealth Partners
  • Renee Clyburn, Special Assistant to the Provost
  • Paul Fleming, Board of Trustees Treasurer; President & Owner, ProSource Packaging; Limestone alum
  • Virginia “GiGi” Hamrick, Board of Trustees member; former elementary education teacher; Limestone alum
  • Brandi Hartman, Chief of Staff; Limestone alum
  • Adair Hudson, Associate Provost for Online & Graduate Program Admissions; Limestone alum
  • Hailey Martin, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics; Limestone alum
  • Patti McCraw, Manager and Purchasing Director, Campus Store; Limestone alum
  • Dr. Jim Prevost, Board of Trustees member; Chair of Academic and Student Affairs Committee; retired college professor and secondary school administrator; Limestone alum (non-voting Committee member, unless there is a tie)
  • Randall Richardson, Board of Trustees Chair; Chief Financial Officer, N.C. Department of Health & Human Services Julian F. Keith Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Center
  • Tierney Rolins, Board of Trustees member; Prevention Specialist, Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Limestone alum
  • Dr. Michael Scharff, Professor of Business Administration; Department Chair of Management; Director of Business Administration
  • Lee Sowell, Board of Trustees Vice Chair; retired Group President, TTi North America
  • Dr. Jane Watkins, Professor of Computer Science; Coordinator of Computer Science Program; Director of Health Informatics Graduate Program; Limestone alum
  • Haley Williams, Board of Trustees Secretary; Sole Proprietor and Attorney, Williams Law, LLC; Limestone alum (non-voting Committee member)
  • Charles Wyatt, Vice President for Communications & Marketing; Limestone alum

With 16 voting members, the Chair of the Committee will vote only if there is a tie.



Limestone University’s new President will be selected through an efficient and intensive search process led by the Presidential Search Committee consisting of trustees, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders.

October 2023

  • Randall Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announces during the full Board of Trustees meeting that Limestone’s Presidential Search will begin. 
  • Dr. Jim Prevost named chair of the search committee.
  • The Presidential Search Committee members and Committee Chair are announced during October 2023 faculty meeting.
  • The Presidential Search Committee selected.

November 2023

  • The Presidential Search Committee is announced to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Department of Communications & Marketing releases the position advertisement to the professional journals of choice.
  • The Search Committee determines the timeline, outreach strategies, priorities, and desired characteristics of a potential President.
  • The Search Committee develops and shares the Presidential position profile.
  • The Department of Communications & Marketing develops Presidential search website and application.
  • Candidate recruitment and identification through advertising, correspondence, and solicitation of nominations and direct recruiting of candidates.
  • Board of Trustees briefed on Presidential Search progress.

December 2023

  • The Presidential Search website and Feedback Survey are launched for campus, alumni, and community stakeholders’ participation. Target date December 1, 2023.
  • The Search Committee is provided access to all resumes and nominations submitted for consideration to date through the secure President Search website.
  • The Search Committee meets to update the search timeline.
  • The Search Committee contacts potential candidates in the search networks that their application has been received by the Search committee.
  • The Search Committee will meet in person to select candidates for first-round interviews.
  • Board of Trustees brief on Presidential Search progress.

January – February 2024

  • The Search Committee continues to receive and review candidate applications.
  • Applicants are contacted to confirm receipt of application materials and respond to questions.
  • Review and update the presidential search timeline.
  • Last day to submit application for president is January 31, 2024.
  • First round interview candidates are selected, vetted, and scheduled for interview.
  • Vetted first-round candidates are announced to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Search Committee conducts first-round interviews.
  • Second-round interview candidates are selected and announced to the Board of Trustees.

March 2024

  • Second-round interviews take place on campus.
  • Finalists are selected, undergo an in-depth background check, and are scheduled for an on campus visit and formal interview.
  • Finalists are recommended to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

April 2024

  • Finalists will visit Limestone for formal interviews and visit with campus leadership, faculty, staff, and University stakeholders. Additionally, finalists will meet with City of Gaffney and Cherokee County government leadership.  
  • Presidential candidate is selected and recommended to the Board of Trustees.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees announces the President-Elect.
The timeline content, criteria, and KPI dates are subject to change.