Dear Fellow Members of the Allegheny College Campus Community:
As you know, we are engaged in an important time of transition, as our President, James Mullen, will retire effective June 30, 2019. We are grateful to President Mullen for his leadership and service, and for his determination to spend the upcoming academic year working tirelessly to continue to strengthen our institution as we anticipate a leadership change. Your Board of Trustees recognizes that we have no more important responsibility than to choose a president under whose leadership Allegheny College will thrive in the execution of our mission.
To assist with the search, we have retained Shelly Weiss Storbeck and Thomas Fitch of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, a leading executive search firm that specializes in higher education executive searches. As they begin to work with the search committee, we welcome the input of students, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding the qualifications and characteristics that we hope to see in the next president of Allegheny College. Ms. Storbeck and Dr. Fitch recently visited campus to meet with a diverse set of campus constituents as part of a “listening tour” that will inform the development of the presidential profile. In addition, a presidential search website will soon be launched. We also invite you to share your input through this online survey, as well as submit nominations directly to the consultants at AlleghenyPresident@storbecksearch.com. We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to share your perspectives with the search committee.
Thank you, in advance, for your support as we work to find our next leader and as we move Allegheny forward.
Eddie Taylor, Jr. ’87
Search Committee Chair and Member of the Board of Trustees