Recast | Presidential Search Updates: Moving Toward Finalist Sessions

From: “Beattie, Andrew” <>
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 8:36 AM

Dear Evergreen community, 

Provided below are updates on the presidential search process.


The Search Committee conducted interviews with twelve candidates on March 10 and 12. The committee then met to deliberate on Tuesday, March 16 and identified a diverse group of highly qualified candidates to recommend to the Board of Trustees for further consideration. The Board met on Monday, March 22 and voted to move forward with interviewing seven candidates. Following interview sessions with the Board of Trustees, the Board will then select and invite finalists to virtual forums.

Finalist Forums and Presentations

Please consider adjusting your calendar holds to April 7 and 8 as potential dates for virtual forums. These dates may be adjusted, dependent on candidate availability and schedule capacity. This will be done in accordance with governance times for students and faculty, and with consideration to the Evergreen Equity Symposium programming schedule during week three. More detail on forums, including specific dates, times, format, and invitations, will be shared once available.

Student-Informed Process

In direct link to their academic work with the Master of Public Administration program, a current Evergreen Tacoma student will be informing and supporting the community finalist forum process and solicitation of candidate feedback.

Community Deliberations and Feedback

Feedback from finalist sessions will be gathered during the finalist processes and throughout the week that follows those sessions. More information on candidate feedback collection will be shared as soon as available.

Survey Reminder

The presidential search community survey will remain open throughout the search. You are encouraged to continue circulating the survey link and to take advantage of the opportunity to provide input. Feedback from our community is incredibly crucial to the process. We will continue to provide updates, as available, 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 Presidential Search

Office of the President l Library 3205

Internal Communications Liaison

Marketing and Communications l Library 4003

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW, Olympia, WA 98505

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