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Firm Selected to Lead National Search for Next President of Notre Dame College

Acting upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been hired to direct the selection process for the 14th president of Notre Dame College. Co-chairing the search process for the College are board member Sherry Hribar and board vice chair Rich Garcia. Karen Poelking, vice president for board and community relations, will be the principal liaison between the College and Myers McRae.

After serving 10-plus years as Notre Dame President, Dr. Andrew P. Roth announced that he will retire on June 30, 2014. Under the direction of the Myers McRae team, the search for his replacement will begin immediately with initial steps anticipated to include the formation of a search committee composed of faculty, alumni, students, staff and others with a vested interest in maintaining a smooth transition of leadership and the continued forward momentum of the College. Timelines will be established for recruiting, interviewing and familiarizing serious candidates with the history, mission and current state of the College; a spring announcement of the new president is anticipated.

On-campus interviews with final candidates will be announced when appropriate. Information of interest to all College constituencies will be posted on the College website as the process moves forward.

Myers McRae has been providing highly regarded executive search services in higher education for more than 25 years. Their specialty is in assisting educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations in selecting the leaders they need to thrive. Over the past four years, they have conducted more than 150 searches for public and private colleges and universities.

The Board’s Executive Committee received proposals from five highly regarded and experienced firms and personally interviewed four before the selection of Myers McRae. The choice was based upon a set of College-determined requirements that included access to candidates, strong database, stellar reputation, experience with searches for small to mid-sized Catholic institutions and a demonstrated understanding and insight of a selection process that most closely matched the criteria set forth by the College.