College begins search for Marietta’s 18th President

Pursuant to the Board of Trustees meeting this past week, the format and structure of the national search for Marietta College’s 18th President is now in place and here is how it should proceed over the next 8-10 months.

The committee is comprised of eight trustees, one MCAA member, one community member, three faculty members, one student and one staff member.

AGB Search ( out of Washington, D.C., is assisting the College in the search.

First on the search committee’s agenda is to develop a presidential profile that will guide the College in evaluating potential candidates. This process began at the Board of Trustees meeting last week and will involve the full committee as early as next week. Over the summer, AGB will accumulate CVs and receive nominations for the position. By Fall 2011, AGB will have talked to all viable candidates and then report to the search committee.

The committee will evaluate all feasible candidates and narrow that pool down to 12-15 candidates. The search committee will interview each of these candidates. The committee will then select up to three finalists and present those finalists to the College’s Board of Trustees in late 2011 or early 2012. Those candidates will then be brought to campus to interview and conduct open forums with the campus. Input from the entire campus is critical in the evaluation process.

The Board of Trustees expects to announce the new President in late January or early February 2012.