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Presidential Search November Update

Message from David Fleisher ’91, Chair, Presidential Search Committee

November 11, 2021

Dear Ithaca College Community,

Over the last several weeks the Ithaca College community—faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends of college— along with the presidential search committee has been actively engaged in providing candid and productive feedback to our search firm, Isaacson Miller, resulting in the creation of the presidential search prospectus. The engagement of the campus community brought a breadth of comments and observations regarding the qualities and competencies we desire in our next president.  I extend my deepest gratitude to all those who joined us in person, by Zoom, and written comment.  You have been heard.  

The position’s prospectus is now ready to be shared with the public and with all prospective candidates.  I encourage you to view the prospectus on the presidential search website. Please enthusiastically share this prospectus far and wide with your network of colleagues at other institutions and wherever else you deem appropriate as we now work to build a robust, experienced, and diverse applicant pool.  I also encourage you and your colleagues to nominate individuals you believe to be strong candidates for consideration.  Nominations can be submitted to:                               

Kate Barry, Partner
Karen McPhedran, Senior Associate

Stephanie Simon, Associate
Ithaca College Isaacson, Miller Presidential Search Website

The presidential prospectus is our first and important step in marketing our institution to the potential candidate pool.  It is a strong and powerful prospectus that showcases the many facets of our beloved institution and all the people that make Ithaca College such a special place.

The presidential search committee is going to be hard at work to present to the board of trustees its recommendation of the best candidate to lead Ithaca College.  We could not have reached this point without the passionate and wise counsel we have received from so many of you.  I look forward to providing periodic updates on our progress.  Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. 

With gratitude,

Dave Fleisher