ThePresidentialSearchCommittee is continuing its work to select the College's next leader. Despite the complexities of the process due to of the pandemic, the opportunity to lead Grinnell has attracted a strong and diverse pool of candidates who are drawn to the College's excellent reputation and impressive trajectory. Among our candidates are sitting presidents and provosts of peer institutions, deans from researchuniversities, and several others with less traditional backgrounds. Candidates are attracted to the College's deep commitment to the transformative power of a liberal arts education; to the individually advised curriculum; and to the strong caliber of the faculty, students, and staff; the list goes on and on.
Thesearchcommittee has met several times in recent months to discuss the most important criteria to use in identifying the College's next president, and to review the developing candidate pool. These conversations and the vetting process will continue through the spring and early summer, includingsearchcommittee video interviews with the most compelling candidates.
While the candidate review portion of the process is confidential, we are pleased to report that the process is moving apace. As co-chairs, we are deeply grateful for the commitment and service of the members of thesearchcommittee, and for their dedication to identifying an exceptional new leader for our College.