Update: Search Consultant Selected

Dear Members of the Randolph College Community,

The Presidential Search Committee has been meeting over the past couple of months as the College begins the search for its 10th President. Today, I am pleased to share with you the next step in that important process.

After initially considering dozens of firms, the Committee reviewed six proposals and interviewed three finalists for the role of search consultant. I am happy to announce that Dr. Katherine Haley of Witt/Kieffer has been hired to serve as the consultant to the Presidential Search.

A well-regarded firm for higher education related searches, Witt/Kieffer has a strong track record of assisting liberal arts colleges in finding highly qualified individuals who also fit well within the institutions. Dr. Haley has conducted more than 20 searches for presidents, including many liberal arts colleges such as Cornell College, Millsaps College, Earlham College, and Hampshire College. Prior to her career at Witt/Kieffer, Dr. Haley served in a variety of roles in academe, including 20 years as a professor of Victorian literature, provost of Kenyon College, and president of both Whittier and Gettysburg Colleges. We believe that her experience and the resources of her firm will aid the College in finding truly outstanding candidates.

In the upcoming months, Dr. Haley will meet with various constituencies to gather input into the type of qualifications, experience, and attributes the College community feels it should seek in its next president. We will communicate details about how you can be involved as soon as they become available.

With thanks for your commitment and dedication to Randolph College,

Tom Faulders
Chair, Presidential Search Committee