Update on VP for DSA Search

Students, faculty and staff,

On behalf of the search committee for the vice president for student affairs search, I would like to provide you an update on our progress and to share our next steps in the process.

The committee will meet March 22 to review applications and select semi-finalists. On April 7-8, we anticipate conducting “airport interviews” with the semi-finalists before bringing the three finalists to campus to meet with the community. We ask that you please note on your calendars that we expect to hold campus interviews on April 16-17, April 19-20 and April 23-24.

We are still coordinating to finalize the details of the schedules for each of these days, and we will share more information with you soon about the candidates’ schedules and when members of the community can come meet with them. We also will share links to provide feedback on each of the candidates and will make available videos of their presentations.

As you may remember, VP Jon Jacobsen has announced his intention to step down from the role and return to the faculty June 30. Our goal is to have a new vice president for student affairs/dean of students named by July 1. The search committee met last fall to begin the process. During that time, we interviewed and selected Witt/Kieffer, a nationally-recognized search firm, to assist us in the process. The position announcement has recently been posted in various publications both in print and online, including The Chronicle of Higher Education.

We would like to thank the Harvey Mudd College community in advance for your help as we continue this process, and we look forward to your participation in the process and your thoughtful feedback on the candidates.

Sincerely,
The VP/DSA Search Committee

Rae Chresfield, Associate Dean for Student Health and Wellness
Ambereen Dadabhoy, Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts
Andrew Dorantes, Vice President for Administration and Finance/Treasurer
Murray Goldberg, Chair, Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
Leslie Hughes, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Tim Hussey, Chief Communications Officer
Maria Klawe, President
Marissa Lee ’18, Associated Students of HMC Senate Chair
Lupe MacIntosh ’18, Associated Students of HMC President
Julie Medero, Computer Science
David Olumese ’19, Associated Students of HMC Treasurer
Kevin Schofield P13 P13, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
David Sonner ’80 P18, Alumni Association Board of Governors President and Parent
Lisa Sullivan, Vice President and Dean of Faculty