Dear Georgetown Community,
The Presidential Search Committee is continuing its work to identify the next President of Georgetown College. We appreciate so much your prayers and encouragement as we seek Godâ€™s direction in choosing a leader for the school we all love.
The committee published very detailed and specific criteria for the next President of Georgetown. The prospectus, which is on the website, gave a clear and accurate description of the College including the challenges and opportunities before us. The prospectus also narrowly defined the attributes approved by the committee and trustees for candidates to consider when determining their interest in applying for the position.
On Monday, March 25th, the search committee began a screening process for more than 60 candidates who felt they met the characteristics and attributes we published. Candidates may continue to apply for the post, but the committee selected twelve in order to start referencing those chosen. In a few weeks, the committee will narrow the group of applicants to approximately eight who will be invited to confidential off campus interviews.
After further narrowing the field, the committee hopes to bring three finalists to open campus interviews. All campus constituencies will be able to interact with candidates and provide feedback to the search committee through an electronic survey instrument.
If, at the end of these interviews, we believe a suitable presidential candidate has been found, the committee plans to recommend him or her to the Board for consideration of election.
We appreciate your understanding the sensitive and confidential nature of this process. Our sincere desire is to keep you informed while protecting our applicants, some of who may put their current position in jeopardy by agreeing to talk with us. As always, we respectfully ask for your continued prayers for our committee, the candidates, and our college. It is a great honor to serve you in this capacity.
On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee,
William J. (BI) Houston, Chair Presidential Search Committee