Updates from the Presidential Search Committee
The Immaculata University presidential search committee is preparing to present the finalists to the IU board of trustees for their vote for the next president of the University. R.H. Perry & Associates, the search team whom the University engaged to assist in the process, has been extremely helpful in directing us with our work. In an email received this week, they acknowledged our work and, in their words, “The committee has put in so much effort and been so diligent about equanimity for all the candidates.” They also reminded us that “The process to this point has to remain confidential in perpetuity.”
Thus, after screening more than 60 viable candidates, we can share with you the names of the three finalists for the next president of the University; they are William J. Bisset (Manhattan College, NY), Donald Boomgaarden (The University of Scranton, PA), and Barbara Lettiere (Trinity Washington University, DC). The curriculum vitae for each of these candidates will be available on open reserve in Gabriele Library if anyone is interested in reading them.
We know that you will continue to pray for the success of the outcome of this most important undertaking. Thank you.
R.H. Perry presented the candidate pool to the search committee for the selection of semi-finalists. The search committee will conduct semi-finalist interviews in November.
The search firm R.H. Perry has been advertising, recruiting and interviewing qualified candidates over the summer months.
The IU community (faculty, administrators, staff, and a representative sample of alumni and students) provided feedback on the desired characteristics of the next president. Based on this input, the IU presidential search committee and executive search firm R.H. Perry developed the presidential profile.
For more information, please view the timeline.