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Message from the Presidential Search Committee


Dear Linfield Community:

As chair of the Presidential Search Committee, it is a privilege to lead our community's search for the next president of Linfield College. There is, understandably, a high level of interest in the process, which is why we have created this page to keep the Linfield Community up to date. The content will be updated periodically.

The Board of Trustees and the Search Committee are committed to engaging all college stakeholders in this process. We have gone to great lengths to guarantee the committee includes individuals from all facets of college life: faculty; students; alumni; administrators; hourly employees; trustees; and the community. The committee welcomes any nominations you have for prospective presidential candidates. Please send nominations directly to

Finally, we are thankful to President Thomas L. Hellie for his foresight in giving us 14 months advance notice of his retirement, providing us enough time to conduct a thorough search. It is our goal to have a new president selected in time to ensure a smooth transition prior to Dr Hellie’s retirement on July 1, 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for Linfield College. I welcome your questions and feedback as we move forward in the months ahead.

Best regards, 

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