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Presidential Search Website Launched (April 4, 2012)

The Morehouse College Presidential Search Committee has launched a website to keep you informed on the progress of the search. You may also submit nominations and applications, as well as share comments with the search committee on the website at www.morehouse.edu/presidentialsearch.

In addition, nominations and applications may be sent directly to:

  • Morehouse College Presidential Search, Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., 303 Peachtree Street, Suite 4300, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
  •  Or email to morehouse@heidrick.com

All other forms of confidential communication related to the search should be sent directly to:

  • Morehouse College Presidential Search Committee c/o Robyn A. Crittenden, General Counsel, Morehouse College, Suite 109, 830 Westview Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314.

We appreciate the input we have already received from many of you during the past few weeks. Thank you again for your support as we move forward with the presidential search process.

Robert C. Davidson Jr.’67, Chairman
Morehouse College Board of Trustees and
Presidential Search Committee


 

Search Progress Letter (April 4, 2012)

April 4, 2012

Dear Morehouse College Supporter,

Since the announcement of President Robert M. Franklin’s transition plans in January, a Presidential Search Committee has been established by the Board of Trustees to lead the search effort for his successor.  The 13-member search committee is comprised of a diverse cross-section of representatives from the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, including students, alumni and faculty. Dean John Williams ’69, Division of Business and Economics, and General Counsel Robyn Crittenden are providing administrative support to the committee.

Presidential Search Committee members are: Robert C. Davidson Jr. ’67 (chairman), Boris Dobrijevic (student trustee), General James R. Hall ’57 (alumni trustee), Michael A. Lawson, Robert J. Levin, William M. Lewis Jr., Bryant Marks ‘94 (faculty trustee), Kevin McGee ’93 (alumni trustee), Jim Moss ’70, The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. ’56, John L. Thornton, John A. Wallace, and Dorothy C. Yancy.

The search committee has selected Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier international executive search firm with more than 55 years of experience in executive search and leadership consulting services. The firm has worked with search committees to identify outstanding leaders for a variety of private and public colleges and universities, as well as education-related institutions.

The Morehouse search will be conducted in accordance with the search committee’s guidelines and executive search best practices. The committee seeks to identify the most qualified person to become the next president of Morehouse College.  Search criteria and a timeline are being developed by Heidrick & Struggles. The firm is conducting in-depth interviews with representation from our various constituencies to support its process of developing the search criteria. We are confident the search process will identify a strong pool of candidates from across the country.

The Morehouse College Presidential Search Committee has launched a website to keep you informed on the progress of the search. You may also submit nominations and applications, as well as share comments with the search committee on the website at www.morehouse.edu/presidentialsearch.

In addition, nominations and applications may be sent directly to:

  • Morehouse College Presidential Search, Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., 303 Peachtree Street, Suite 4300, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
  •  Or email to morehouse@heidrick.com

All other forms of confidential communication related to the search should be sent directly to:

  • Morehouse College Presidential Search Committee c/o Robyn A. Crittenden, General Counsel, Morehouse College, Suite 109, 830 Westview Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314.

Thank you for your support as we begin the presidential search process.

Sincerely,

Robert C.  Davidson, Jr.  ‘67
Chairman
Morehouse College Board of Trustees