Trustees, Search Committee Invite Nominations for Next BW President

The Baldwin Wallace University Board of Trustees is inviting nominations and applications as the College begins the search for BW's ninth president. The search was initiated following the announcement that current president Richard W. Durst would retire at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.

Search Timeline

The Search Committee will accept nominations and evaluate application materials on a rolling basis throughout the fall, and will begin to narrow the pool of candidates early in December.

Although applications will be accepted until a new president is selected, candidates should submit materials by noon (EST) on Friday, December 3 for the most favorable consideration. The new president is expected to begin work in July 2012.

Long Record of Outstanding Leadership

"When he retires next June, President Durst hands over the reigns following a remarkable period of progress and success for the College," said Paul H. Carleton, Chair of the Trustees. "We are confident that the search will produce strong candidates with the ability to continue BW's long record of outstanding leadership."

Presidential Search Profile Posted Online

The Search Committee has developed a Presidential Search Profile to guide the process. The document includes a list of desired attributes and details on the application process itself. Dr. Thomas B. Courtice of AGB Search is assisting the committee. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational college of 4,500 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 50 academic areas. Located 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area. BW is known for offering "a quality education with a personal touch."

Posted 10/11

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