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Presidential search update: community feedback sought; process and timeline update

July 22, 2019

Dear students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community members,

The search for Pacific's next president is progressing well. I'd like to give you an update on the search process and timeline.

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) held its first meeting in May to review the committee's charge, the position profile, and the plan to advertise the position. Details are available on the presidential search website.

The committee will next meet in August to review candidate profiles. Alberto Pimentel, managing director with Storbeck, Pimentel & Associates, the search firm working with Pacific, has been actively recruiting and vetting candidates for the presidency. I'd like to thank members of the community who have submitted names and nominations for the search firm to review. Please keep nominations and suggestions coming, as we are in a critical phase of the search, identifying interested candidates. Your input will help us develop the broadest and most talented group of candidates to consider.

The PSAC will meet several times in the early fall semester and by October the committee expects to forward a short list of candidates to the Board of Regents for its consideration. Finalists will be interviewed by the full board in late October, and the board plans to announce the appointment of Pacific's next president in December. We anticipate the new president will start on July 1, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and comments to the PSAC or board chair Kevin Huber. Please know that as the PSAC chair, I personally review and will share your input with all PSAC members. I encourage you to continue to offer suggestions or to ask questions via the email form that goes directly to the search firm. All submissions are reviewed and the email form will remain available throughout the search process. You may also share your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing our next president, as well as qualities you would like to see in the next president, by filling out the survey posted on the presidential search website.

I appreciate your ongoing interest in this important search. I will update you following PSAC's August meeting.


Norman Allen '88, '94
Chair, Presidential Search Advisory Committee
Board of Regents