The Presidential Search Team at Meadville Lombard Theological School was grateful to receive over 100 responses to our survey. We are thankful to everyone who helped to connect us to the people that care about Meadville Lombard and theological education. We utilized the many thoughtful survey responses to help us craft the Presidential Profile, and we will utilize them again as we prepare to interview our top candidates.
We have posted ads in many diverse publications and we have been receiving applications. The application deadline is January 31st.
While our team is committed to unwavering confidentiality, we are also committed to accountability and we welcome and encourage questions and reflections as the search continues.
The team is so happy to announce that the search packet for the new President of Meadville Lombard has been finalized and posted online. It can be found here. We welcome all sincere nominations and indications of interest. They may be sent to President.Search@Meadville.edu and will be handled with confidentiality.
This month, we sent out a survey and we were grateful to receive 95 responses from a diverse pool of respondents. We are utilizing the responses in the finalization of the job description. We will also use the responses as we actively seek candidates, and again as we are interviewing.
The President Search Team wants to keep stakeholders informed. To the extent that our work allows, we will do that here.
We have been working on our structure and best practices for moving forward. Because we are firmly committed to, and our purposes are best suited by, a non-oppressive and collaborative form of governance, we have mutually agreed that some of our members will assume certain roles to help us operate more efficiently. Anya Sammler-Michael is our Convener and is responsible for making sure our meetings run smoothly and timelines are adhered to; Diana Davies is our Secretary; Viola Abbitt is our Communications Manager.
To generate and facilitate communication with our constituencies, here are the proper points of contact for each constituency:
These people may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are not members of any of these identified constituencies are also welcome to contact us at the Search Team email address.
Please lift all of us up in your thoughts and prayers in the months ahead.