GEORGETOWN, KY – The Georgetown College Presidential Search Committee has received notice that two current candidates for the Presidency, Jim Newberry and Jason Rogers, have withdrawn from further consideration for personal and professional reasons.

As a result, the Committee voted today (May 9, 2013) to renew the search immediately with a second round of confidential interviews with leading existing applicants and, hopefully, schedule future campus visits as soon as possible.

The Committee remains very committed to a high-integrity process which will assure a strong, well-qualified leader for Georgetown College, one who has a strong consensus of support from the overall college community, and one who can further enhance the college’s outstanding reputation of high-quality programs and exceptional academics in a Christian environment.

The Committee would like to thank all those individuals that participated in the interview process for the first round of review and asks for future cooperation as the selection process continues. The desire is to maintain the balanced confidential/open process and the Committee will do everything within its power to protect confidential information and the well-being of persons that have pursued or will pursue the position.

Future updates on the Presidential Search progress will be provided in the weeks ahead.