September 24, 2019

Position Announcement

Dear Goucher faculty & students,

I wanted to share with all of you some important and exciting news.

This week we are officially launching our nationwide search for the next Goucher College Provost. This is a critical position. The Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs provides academic leadership for both the undergraduate and graduate divisions of Goucher College.

To that end, the College has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist us in this effort. Isaacson, Miller is arguably the premier search firm working in higher education today with specific expertise conducting president and provost searches for colleges of all sizes. You can learn more about their experience here.

Thursday we will convene the first meeting of the search committee to discuss the process and timeline for completing a successful search and ensuring that we have a top-quality provost hired and onboard by July 1 of next year.

Over the past month I have worked with Nina Kasniunas and Rick Southerland from the faculty as well as Wendy White, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, Jay Gilman of the AAGC Board, and Noah Block from Goucher Student Government (GSG) to ensure that we have appropriate representation from each constituency on the search committee. Altogether the search committee will consist of 4 faculty members, 2 staff, 1 trustee, 1 alum, and 1 student representative.

The search committee will work with Isaacson, Miller to define the requirements for the new position, screen potential candidates and ultimately identify 2-3 finalists who we will bring to campus in the spring so everyone has an opportunity to hear from them and then weigh in on who we think would be best suited to provide academic leadership for the college going forward.

Expect to hear more about this search as the year progresses. I’m excited for us to finally begin this process and I look forward to all of us having the opportunity to meet our finalists in the spring and ultimately select a permanent provost.

- Kent

Kent Devereaux, President
Twitter: @KentDevereaux