A message from David Rathburn, chair of the Board of Trustees
January 24, 2014
Dear Grove City College friends and family,
I just wanted to provide you an update on our progress in the search for the College’s ninth president.
We have been very pleased to receive an excellent response to our request for nominations and applications. As a reminder, if you know someone that we should consider, please make sure they have made an application before the end of January as that is the date the Search Committee has established to close nominations.
It is clear to us that this will be a challenging process based upon the quality and quantity of the names we have received so far. With more than fifty apparently qualified candidates to consider we will begin the process in February of working our way through the applications to develop a list of a dozen or so candidates that we will interview.
That process will of course take some time as we all have other jobs we have to attend to, but we continue to believe that we are on track for a decision in late spring. As I trust all of you can understand, many, if not all, of our most attractive candidates are currently employed and we must be careful to do nothing that creates an employment issue for them; therefore, we will be very quiet in the coming weeks and months about our work other than to provide you general updates about progress. We have undertaken stringent confidentiality measures to ensure anyone that was interested was comfortable applying. (So please don’t be disappointed when a Search Committee member says to you “Sorry, I can’t talk about that” in response to any question.)
We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers. Don’t hesitate to make recommendations over the next week to candidates for them to apply. I can assure you that we have a wonderful team working on this most important task and I have every confidence that we will hear God’s calling and nominate to the board a most capable leader for the institution we all love and cherish.
With warm affection,
David Rathburn ‘79
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