Update – 10/8/12
The process for finding a new President for Lawrence continues on the schedule that we established with our search consultants Isacsson-Miller earlier this year. Recently, the search committee met for several days in Chicago with a number of very well qualified Presidential candidates. At the conclusion of this lengthy in-person interview process, the committee narrowed the list to four finalist candidates.
Over the next month, the four finalist candidates will be visiting the Lawrence campus to continue the interview process. We have a request from the finalist candidate pool that the campus interview process be conducted on a confidential basis, and the committee agreed to accept that request. Our search consultants report that this is not uncommon in Presidential searches in recent years. Thus, finalist candidates will be visiting campus to continue discussions with the Search committee and other members of the Lawrence community, but the identity of the candidates and the visit schedules will not be made public.
We continue to be very excited by the quality of the candidate pool and look forward to the upcoming visits. We will report back to the Lawrence community with an update on the search at the conclusion of this next phase of the search.