Presidential Search Committee Announced

Dear Members of the Randolph College Community,

I am pleased to share that the selection of the Presidential Search Committee for the College’s 10th president is complete.  In forming this committee, Chair-elect Becky Morrison Dunn ’70, Vice-Chair Tom Faulders, and I sought a broadly representative group that reflects the diversity of perspectives at the College.  Thank you to the following individuals for agreeing to serve on the Committee:

  • Tom Faulders, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees & Chair of the Presidential Search Committee
  • Terry Bodine, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
  • Dr. William Coulter, Eichelbaum Professor of English
  • Peter H. Dean, Board of Trustees
  • Becky Morrison Dunn ’70, Chair-elect, Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Jennifer Gauthier, Associate Professor of Communication
  • Donald M. Giles, Board of Trustees
  • Cathy Havener Greer ’73, Board of Trustees
  • Jacob Hood ’14, Student Representative
  • Elizabeth A. Maffey ’83, Board of Trustees
  • Jan Meriwether, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Emily Rist ’14, Student Representative
  • Dr. Gordon Steffey, Associate Professor of Religion
  • Alison Keller Townsend ’75, Board of Trustees

Dr. Wes Fugate, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, will serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member and staff to the Committee.

A presidential search is a significant undertaking for any institution, requiring the commitment of time and expertise of the Committee members as well as an investment of the College’s resources.  I want to thank the members of this Committee for their willingness to serve and for their continued commitment to Randolph College. 

The Committee’s primary responsibility is to find and vet candidates and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.   In doing so, the Committee will hold open meetings with Randolph community members to hear qualifications and attributes they desire in the next President.  Tom Faulders, as chair of the Committee, will also provide regular updates to the community during the search process. 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank each of you for the assistance you will provide in the coming year as the College selects and names its 10th president.


Lucy W. Hooper ’73
Board of Trustees

Announcement of the Presidential Search Committee Chair

Dear Randolph Community,

Randolph College has benefited from the leadership of President John E. Klein the past five years, and we look forward to the continued achievement and progress of the College as he finishes his presidency during the next academic year. Meanwhile, we must begin the process of finding the right person to serve as the College’s 10th president. After consulting with chair-elect of the Board Becky Dunn ’70, we are pleased to announce that Tom Faulders, vice chair of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, has agreed to serve as the chair of the Presidential Search Committee.

Tom is an integral part of the Randolph College Board of Trustees leadership team. He began his service on the Board in 2004. Most recently, Tom served as the chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force, a committee that updated the College’s current strategic plan. Under Tom’s leadership, the strategic planning process was an inclusive one, and I know Tom will work to ensure that this search process is also inclusive of varying perspectives and constituencies. 

In the near future, we will announce the appointment of members of the Presidential Search Committee. The Committee will be composed of Trustees or Trustees Emeritae/i, faculty members, staff members, and students.

Choosing the next leader of Randolph College is a critical task, and I thank Tom for his willingness to lead the process. I look forward to sharing with you more news about the presidential search.


Lucy W. Hooper ’73
Randolph College Board of Trustees

Randolph College Opens Search for New President

Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, seeks a new president whose energetic, creative, and visionary leadership will strengthen and expand the College’s enrollment and resources, enhance the College’s visibility and recognition, and lead Randolph in fulfilling its strategic goals.

Throughout its history, Randolph has challenged its students to develop their intellectual and creative talents,to pursue educational opportunities within the College community and beyond, and to embrace honorable living. Randolph’s next president will work collaboratively with all who care about the College to fulfill that mission ever more abundantly.