Morningside President Search Update: March 9, 2021

Mar 09, 2021 • President Search
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I am writing with two important updates regarding the Morningside University President Search.

First, I am pleased to announce that our Morningside Board of Directors Executive Committee has empaneled the Morningside University President Search Committee. The members are:

  • Chair: Craig Struve '70, Outgoing Chair of the Morningside Board of Directors
  • Ex Officio: Esther Mackintosh '69, Incoming Chair of the Morningside Board of Directors
  • Garrett Arbuckle, Incoming Morningside Student Body President & Morningside Board of Directors
  • Chad Benson '90, Morningside Board of Directors
  • Dr. Kim Christopherson, Associate Professor of Graduate Education & Educational Technologist & Morningside Board of Directors
  • Cleo Franklin '81, Morningside Board of Directors
  • Dr. Greg Guelcher, Professor of History
  • Stacie Hays, Associate Vice President for Career & Employer Engagement
  • Dr. Valerie Hennings '01, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Deb Kiesey '73, Morningside Board of Directors
  • JJ Marlow '03, Director of Annual Scholarship Fund
  • Cindy Moser, Morningside Board of Directors
  • Marty Palmer, Morningside Board of Directors
  • Regina Roth, Past Member, Morningside Board of Directors
  • Jim Walker '70, Morningside Board of Directors
  • Curt White '76, Morningside Board of Directors

We had a great deal of interest in being part of the committee. The decision was not easy. To those not selected, I encourage you to take an active role in the upcoming listening sessions and other future events. Your input is greatly valued and appreciated.

The search committee will be meeting in the coming weeks to review the information AGB collects from the listening sessions, as well as to begin assembling the search profile. You can expect to hear from me again once we have begun to make progress on that work.

Second, AGB Search has been setting up virtual listening sessions with all constituency groups here on campus and beyond. Please check your email for an invitation. The messages have been going out over the past few days and should be complete by the end of the week.

Any individuals who are NOT able to participate in the virtual listening sessions have the option to provide information to AGB Search via this survey link. The survey will close on Friday, April 2, at midnight CDT. 

Thank you for your time and attention.

Be well,
Craig Struve
Chair, Morningside President Search
Outgoing Chair, Morningside Board of Directors