RECAST | Presidential Search Updates

From: Beattie, Andrew <Andrew.J.Beattie@evergreen.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:56 PM

Dear Evergreen community, 

Provided below are informational updates on the presidential search process.

The Search Advisory Committee’s Report 

Following nearly three months of intense work, including over 30 listening sessions and many interviews, the 37 members of the Search Advisory Committee drafted a final report that was presented to the Presidential Search Committee on Friday, November 13 and to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, November 17. The final report, survey responses, and interview sessions are informing the presidential prospectus. The Search Committee will continue to communicate with the Advisory Committee while the search process continues.   

Presidential Search Committee

The 12 members of the Presidential Search Committee have now met five times.  Their work has included: reviewing their formal “charge” which was approved by the Board of Trustees on Monday, October 26; reading and reviewing search materials including the Advisory Committee report and various other College reports; and drafting the presidential prospectus.

The Presidential Prospectus

Over the past two weeks, the presidential prospectus (comprehensive job announcement) has been drafted, reviewed, and edited by the Search Committee. With a goal of posting the position officially in December, the final draft of the document will go to the Board of Trustees for approval at tomorrow’s special meeting (December 17). Once this is complete, the presidential prospectus will be posted on the presidential search web page as part of the recruitment process.

Survey Reminder and Search Updates

On October 12, we broadly shared information on opportunities to engage in this process, including a link to the survey on the Presidential Search web page. To date, we have received nearly 400 responses and 20-30 nominations. All members of our community are encouraged to continue circulating the survey link and be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to provide input (during web maintenance, please direct inquiries/input to the contact info provided below). Our consulting team has reached out to each survey respondent who has requested contact. Please do not hesitate to express interest in connecting with us. Your input and feedback is crucial to a successful process. We will continue to provide updates, via campus announcements and the presidential search web page.

E-mail Contacts

For confidential inquiries or nominations, please contact: 

For general inquiries, opportunities to participate in the search process, or to receive regular updates, please contact:  

Andrew J. Beattie, MPA | He/Him Pronouns

Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees and Presidential Search

Office of the President l Library 3205

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW, Olympia, WA 98505

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