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March 12, 2021: Presidential Search Committee

March 12, 2021

Good morning,

The search for the ninth president of Augustana College is moving forward. Thanks to all community members who participated in the listening sessions held in February and shared their views through the campus survey.   

We will rely on this information, along with information gleaned from conversations with the board of trustees, in creating the leadership profile for the president of Augustana College. 

The leadership profile essentially is the job description for the position, but it also provides candidates with important information about Augustana College, including our culture, our students, and our employees and our strategic priorities. The profile is in the draft stage this month, and will be finalized in April after review by the Presidential Search Committee.

I am looking forward to sharing the leadership profile with the Augustana community; I believe you will see that it represents the high standards and expectations we have for the next president of Augustana College.  

The release of the leadership profile formally will launch the recruiting phase of the search. I encourage all community members to nominate individuals for the position. Nominations may be submitted to

The recruiting phase will last through summer, and the Presidential Search Committee will convene in the early fall to begin reviewing applications.

Our search process is confidential, meaning we will protect the confidentiality of our candidates. I will continue to provide updates on the process, however. And community members are always welcome to submit questions and concerns.

John Murabito, Chair of the Augustana Board of Trustees