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Message from Chair John Murabito, May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Good afternoon,

I am pleased to share with you the leadership profile for the ninth president of Augustana College. We formally have launched the search for the next president of Augustana. This leadership profile will be published in a wide variety of publications beginning this week and will start the formal recruiting process.  

I trust that you see the Augustana we all know and love when you review this profile. It represents the thoughts and contributions of our entire community: the board of trustees, the faculty, the administration, students, alumni and community leaders. While that may sound like a challenge, it was fascinating and encouraging to see how much agreement there was among all of these groups when asked about what skills and traits are important for the next leader of Augustana College.

The launch of the search marks a busy period for our partners at Academic Search as presidential candidates are identified. The Presidential Search Committee will begin the process of reviewing all applicants in early September. It will be challenging work, but we will be moved by our mission of identifying a leader of Augustana College who will meet the leadership agenda with care, confidence, compassion and skill.    

If you know of someone whom you would like to recommend for consideration, please send that reference to The Presidential Transition page also will provide information about the status of the search.

I will be in touch with you in early fall to provide an update. In the meantime, please take care and enjoy your summer!

John Murabito
Chair of the Augustana Board of Trustees
Chair of the Presidential Search Committee