The search for Stevenson University’s new president is nearing its final stages. The Presidential Search Committee—chaired by T. Scott Pugatch, Vice Chair of Stevenson’s Board of Trustees—includes representation from the Board of Trustees, faculty, and the student body. The search firm contracted by the Board received inquiries from well over 100 interested candidates and presented 20 top candidates to the Search Committee for initial review. In December, the Committee conducted interviews with eight candidates whose professional experiences and accomplishments most closely matched the qualifications sought for the next president of the University. From this group, four final candidates have been selected for additional confidential interviews with the Search Committee joined by the Advisory Search Committee representing Stevenson faculty, staff, and alumni through the Dean’s Cabinet, the President’s Cabinet, and a Stevenson alumnus.

The Chair of our Board of Trustees, Jim Stradtner, has informed us that the candidate pool has been incredibly strong and diverse, and we are confident that this process will produce an outstanding leader for Stevenson University. We expect an announcement about the selection of the new president to be made in early March. In the meantime, Claire Moore will continue to serve as the Interim President and will remain in this position until the new president officially takes office, which we anticipate will be July 1, 2017.