By Board of Trustees Executive Committee
August 16, 2013

Identify, research and interview several search firms and/or consultants.

Select a search firm or consultant which will best identify candidates that fit Goucher’s profile.

With the help of the Goucher College community and search firm, prepare a statement of institutional opportunities and challenges for the next president.

With the help of the Goucher College community and search firm, prepare a statement of desired presidential characteristics necessary to realize those opportunities and challenges.

Conduct an active, national and even international search to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates.

Organize and implement the search process, including communications with candidates and references, maintenance of records, and arrangements for interviews.

Maintain absolute confidentiality concerning the names of candidates and discussions within the Committee throughout the search and beyond.

Make regular reports to the Board and to members of the Goucher College community about the progress of the search process while maintaining confidentiality about candidates.

Provide an opportunity for campus-wide interview sessions with the finalists.

Recommend to the Board 1 to 3 final candidates, unranked, with substantiation of the Committee’s conclusions that the candidate(s) meet the criteria originally set forth.