Emerson debuts new presidential search webpage


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President M. Lee Pelton.

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor

Emerson added a new section of its website dedicated entirely to the search for a new president on Thursday morning. 

The site, announced by the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Michael MacWade and Chair of the Board of Trustees Jeffrey Greenhawt, features information for prospective candidates and community members. Prospective candidates can learn about the college and qualifications for the presidential position under the “Candidate Qualifications” tab. Among the ideal characteristics of a candidate is their ability to “display significant financial acumen and management abilities,” and “Bring experience as an adept crisis manager.” 

Community members can submit nominations for the position and feedback about the search via a survey featured on the site. 

President M. Lee Pelton announced in December he would be stepping down from his 10-year tenure at the college to head up the Boston Foundation. 

The Presidential Search Committee promised community members that Pelton’s replacement would be found by the end of the academic year. That timeframe leaves Storbeck Search, the firm hired to find Pelton’s successor, and the Search Committee with less than two months left to find and onboard Pelton’s replacement before Pelton departs on June 1.