Presidential Search Update

Dear Saint Mary’s Community,

On June 25, the Committee convened its third meeting with AGB Search consultants, Shannon McCambridge and Monica Burton.

Members of the Committee in attendance were:

Kevin Nagle  - Co-Chair and Trustee
Kim Vogel - Co-Chair and Trustee

Ron Ahnen -Faculty
Vidya Chandrasekaran -Faculty
Kevin Flynn-Trustee
Philip Goodwin - Staff
Jennifer Heung- Alternate
Brother Charles Hilken, FSC -Trustee
Brother Donald Johanson, FSC -Trustee
Margaret Kasimatis- Administration
Brother Bernard LoCoco, FSC -Trustee
Sharon Muir -Trustee
Rand Morimoto -Alumni
Bedford Palmer-Faculty

John Arnaudon, Trustee, was absent with notice.

In addition, David Ford, Executive Assistant to the President, was in attendance.

The primary purpose of this session was to provide the committee as a whole with the opportunity to discuss their view of the strategic priorities for and leadership qualities of the next president for Saint Mary’s College.  While committee members had had the opportunity to participate in AGB Search’s Listening Sessions prior to this meeting, given the virtual nature of the search, AGB Search wanted to provide the committee members with an additional discussion to provide their input.  Furthermore, members of the Saint Mary’s community were provided with the opportunity to contribute their ideas about priorities for and attributes of the next president via a survey tool.

In addition to the Listening Session, the following business was conducted:

•    The advertising plan for the presidential search was reviewed by the Committee.
•    A review of confidentiality concerning the search was conducted.
•    The Committee discussed anti-bias training that would be conducted prior to the review of candidate materials.
•    Provost Kasimatis provided a campus update concerning plans for the Fall semester.

AGB Search is working with the Saint Mary’s marketing and communications department to compose a draft Leadership Profile which the Committee will review next week.   We are on target for a mid-July launch date for the search.

Thank you for your support and please continue to stay safe.

Board Chair Kevin Nagle and Trustee Kim Vogel
Co-Chairs of the Presidential Search Committee