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Board of Trustees Confirms Presidential Search Committee

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:07pm

On January 25, 2017, the Board of Trustees confirmed the previously announced nominees to the Presidential Search Committee.  


Teresa Chisholm, Trustee, Chair of the Committee

Robert Lutts, Trustee, Vice Chair of the Committee

Tyrone Brown ‘08, Customer Support Agent, ITS (AFSCME); Alumnus

Elizabeth Cabral ‘17, Student Trustee

Joseph Cambone, Dean, School of Education (Non-unit)

Elisa Castillo, Assistant Dean, Wellness, Student Life (APA)

Gina Deschamps ‘92G, President, SSU Foundation; Alumna; Business Leader

Donna Hills, Associate Professor, Nursing, College of Health & Human Services (MSCA)

Miranda Lam, Chair, Accounting & Finance, Bertolon School of Business (MSCA)

Oscar Malcolm, Trustee

Dena Papanikolaou, General Counsel, Department of Higher Education

Pierre (Peter) Walker, Professor, English, College of Arts & Sciences (MSCA)

Paul Mattera, Chair, Board of Trustees, ex officio

Mark Quigley, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources & Equal Opportunity; Affirmative Action Officer, non-voting

The Committee held its first meeting on January 26, 2017, to interview search firms and subsequent to that meeting Witt/Kieffer has been selected as the firm to support our search for the 14th president of Salem State University.  We look forward to working with Witt/Kieffer to develop a highly qualified pool of candidates for this position.

In the coming weeks Witt/Kieffer will engage in discussions with the campus community to help inform the draft prospectus. Every effort will be made to include all constituencies in this important step. Additional information, meeting dates, minutes, and the position prospectus (once completed) can be found here.

As the committee moves forward with its work, we will continue to share regular updates with the community.


Teresa Chisholm
Presidential Search Committee

Lynne Montague
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