Presidential profile

November 8, 2018

TO:        Bluffton University Alumni and Friends
FROM:    Cheryl Hacker, Chair, Presidential Search Committee
RE:        Presidential Search Update

The search for the next Bluffton President is officially underway. The presidential search committee has completed the development of the Presidential Search Profile to be used for all marketing and recruiting related to the search. Much of the content of this Search Profile is the result of the listening sessions conducted a few weeks ago by our search consultant, Dr. Thomas (Tom) Courtice.

As you review the Profile, please pay particular attention to the attributes most highly desired in our next president. We ask you to consider individuals who have the leadership skills to serve as Bluffton’s president. If you can identify individuals who would be strong candidates (or those who might know potential candidates), please forward their names to Tom Courtice, at We are encouraging the involvement of all members of the Bluffton University community in this critical first step of the search process.

Over the next several weeks, we will be generating the candidate pool through nominations received from you, contacts with national education and foundation figures, inquiries to administrators at other colleges and universities, advertising in The Mennonite, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other Mennonite and higher education publications, and the work of our consultant and search committee members.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Thank you for your serious reflection, your involvement, and your prayerful support.

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