Date issued: May 30, 2019
Distribution: SJU Community
Source: Presidential Search Nominating Committee 2019-2020
Subject: President Nominating Committee Update
Dear SJU Community:
As you know, Dr. Katherine Bergman has resigned from her role as President and Vice Chancellor, as of June 30, 2019. As outlined in our University Bylaws, a Nominating Committee has been formed to lead the search for the next President and Vice Chancellor. The Nominating Committee will be chaired by the Board Chair, Mary Ellen Cullen, and members include:
- Ted McKechnie, External Member of the Board
- Anne Jaimeson, External Member of the Board
- Toni Serafini, Faculty Representative
- Chad Wriglesworth, Faculty Representative
- Melissa Carvalhal, Staff Representative
- Oliver Campbell, Student Representative
- Cathy Horgan, Alumni
The Nominating Committee has engaged the executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) to assist with the search and Anna Stuart, Managing Partner with the firm, will be our lead consultant.
The Nominating Committee has met once to begin the planning for the search, which will begin in earnest in the fall term.
Consultation with the St. Jerome’s community will be a key part of the search process as the Board and the Nominating Committee refine the key priorities and the ideal profile of the next President. You will be invited to participate in this in the early fall term prior to initiating outreach to potential candidates. It is our hope that we will be in a position to appoint a President and Vice Chancellor with a start date of July 1, 2020.
We look forward to your input and insights as we begin this important process.
President Nominating Committee
2019 - 2020