February 21, 2020

Search for a new president continues

The search for a new university president continues on as applications start rolling in.

The President Search Committee is comprised of students, alumni, and faculty members in an attempt to get a diverse range of perspectives and experiences that will aid in deciding which candidate will be best for the university.

To assist in the recruiting process for a new president, the university has partnered with an outside firm known as WittKieffer.

WittKieffer is a search firm that helps fill leadership roles with candidates that are best suited for an organization’s specific goals and values.

The WittKieffer website states: “We have deep knowledge and insight into markets around the world. Our global reach grants us access to a vast talent pool, enabling us to recruit leaders with the skills, experience, vision and character to fulfill our clients’ missions.”

On Jan. 24, an update on the search was given out, revealing that a number of “highly qualified candidates” have shown an interest in becoming the next university president. 

In mid-March, the search committee will come together to review the candidate applications and select a small group for first-round interviews. Those that make it through the first round will then move onto a second round.

At this time, the names of the candidates are not able to be disclosed to the public, and all of the committee members have been sworn to a code of ethics that prevent them from speaking any further on the subject.

“The search process will remain confidential until the third-round finalist interviews,” Tina Guegold, vice president of integrated marketing and communications, said. “Third-round finalists interviews will take on an open approach that will include an open-campus visit and public appearances to directly address all stakeholder groups.”

The Capital family and the general community are still able to send personal nominations to cappressearch@capital.edu. From there, the nominee will receive a notification that they’ve been nominated and are encouraged to continue further with the application process.

  • Robert Cumberlander is a staff reporter for The Chimes and a sophomore at Capital University, majoring in Film and Media Production with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

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