presidential succession process gets under way
Choosing the new president of a college is a task somewhere between
art and business.
At Moravian, the process of selecting President Rokke’s
successor has begun with the formation of a presidential search committee and
a series of meetings between various campus constituencies and the professional
search firm hired to recruit and screen candidates.
The committee is led by Lyn
Trodahl Chynoweth ’68, chair of the Board of Trustees of Moravian Theological
Seminary. The College as a corporate body includes the Seminary, so the selection process includes
as much input from the Seminary as it does from the undergraduate institution.
Priscilla Payne Hurd, chair of the combined Board of Trustees, is
an ex officio member of the committee.
Members of the committee are:
- Douglas Caldwell ’66, Harry Dimopoulos, Connie Stirling
Hodson ’68, Susan Studds, Cyril Kracji ’65, and Martin Trichon ’70
from the College Board of Trustees.
- J. Michael Dowd ’68, ’71 (M. Div.), Wilma Lewis, and
Robert Sawyer, Seminary Board of Trustees.
- Dana Dunn, professor of psychology, and Kay Somers, professor
of mathematics, College faculty.
- Glenn Stoudt ’73, ’77 (M. Div.), Seminary faculty.
- Erin Franz ’06 and Matt Hovey ’06, College students.
- Rebecca Craver, Seminary student.
- Bernie Story ’80, vice president for enrollment, College
The search firm, Academic Search of Washington,
D.C., is represented by Patricia (Tobie) van der Vorm, who met with various groups
during the week of September 19. Among these were faculty; College, Seminary,
and continuing education alumni; students; senior administrators; support/facilities/
campus safety staff; and trustees of the College and Seminary.
Dr. van der Vorm encourages
questions, comments, and suggestions to reach her by e-mail at email@example.com
or 800 472-6043 by telephone.