About the Search
The Board of Trustees established a Presidential Search Committee co-chaired by Cathy Minehan ’68, and Danny Wegman. Cathy Minehan was first elected to the Board in 1995. She is also former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and former dean of the Simmons College School of Management. Danny Wegman is board chair emeritus of the University Board of Trustees and chairman of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
The chairs of the Student and Staff committees participated on the University Advisory Committee, and the University Advisory Committee members, particularly the faculty co-chairs, worked especially closely with the trustees’ search committee.
The Trustees’ Presidential Search Committee engaged Spencer Stuart, a leading international executive search and leadership consulting firm with significant successful experience in conducting senior searches in higher education.
The committee engaged with the campus community through a series of town hall meetings to discuss desired attributes of the next president, as well as the institutional goals on which the next president should focus.
The official presidential position description was finalized, drawing from input received from numerous stakeholder meetings; town halls with faculty, staff, and students; and a University-wide survey.