College announces members of presidential search committee
By The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Friday, May 25, 2012
As part of the developing search process for College President Jim Yong Kim’s successor, the College announced 14 new members of the 17-member Presidential Search Committee in a press release today.
Committee Chair Bill Helman ’80 and Vice Chair Diana Taylor ’77 will be joined by fellow trustees Jim Coulter ’82, Denise Dupre ’80, Annette Gordon-Reed ’81 and John Rich ’80. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Stephen Mandel ’78 will serve as an ex-officio member of the committee.
Tuck School of Business professor Ron Adner, biology professor Mary Lou Guerinot, environmental studies professor Anne Kapuscinski, Dean of Graduate Studies and Thayer School of Engineering professor Brian Pogue, Geisel School of Medicine psychiatry professor Alan Green, music professor Steven Swayne and government professor William Wohlforth will join the committee to represent Dartmouth's faculty.
Emily Bakemeier ’82, deputy provost for the arts and humanities at Yale University, and Dean of Libraries Jeffrey Horrell were also selected to join the committee.
Student Body President Suril Kantaria ’13 will join the committee as its only student member, consistent with the previous Presidential Search Committee that selected Kim in 2009, on which former Student Body President Molly Bode '09 served as the sole student representative.
According to the release, the committee’s first goal is to create a Statement on Leadership Criteria, which will detail the qualifications of a president “who embodies the qualities and characteristics that will ensure Dartmouth’s continued preeminence in higher education,” while attracting potential candidates for the job.
The committee will also conduct “more extensive alumni outreach” and host a second faculty forum in the near future, the press release said.
The consulting firm Issacson, Miller has also been selected to support the presidential search in light of its participation in numerous presidential searches, including those at the University of Pennsylvania and Williams College, according to the release.