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Presidential Search


Dear Linfield Community:

The Presidential Search Committee met three times over the past three months, and with our search consultant's assistance, considered more than 100 applicants. On Oct. 27 and 28, the committee conducted in-person interviews with seven candidates at a location in Portland.

Four exceptional candidates stood out from the rest, and we have invited each to meet with the committee again for more extensive discussions during the third week of November. We have also asked these candidates to be available for visits to both Linfield campuses in early December, should they be selected as finalists.

The Search Committee is proceeding on its original timeline, in the hope that we can identify Linfield College’s next president by the end of the year.

If you have any questions or comments, of course, feel free to reach out to us or to anyone else on the selection committee. You will find a list of members on the Linfield homepage by clicking on the “Presidential Search” tab.

We are extremely excited about the quality of candidates under consideration at this point, and look forward to being able to share more publicly very soon.

Best regards,

Kerry L. Carmody ’73
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Chair, Presidential Search Committee

Brenda DeVore Marshall
Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts
Vice Chair, Presidential Search Committee