Welcome to the Presidential Search Committee Website
This past July, current President Don Michael Randel announced he will step down on July 1, 2006. Therefore, a search for his successor is now underway. Members of the Search Committee include University trustees whom I selected and faculty elected by the Council of the Faculty Senate. To learn more about the Committee, please click here.
Don Randel has made an indelible mark on the University, and we are enormously grateful for his accomplishments. His presidency will be remembered as a time when the University extended its excellence in research and teaching while experiencing unprecedented growth. President Randel and Provost Richard Saller have continued enhancing the campus, building a new athletic center, a residential hall, a modern home for the Graduate School of Business, and a state-of-the-art children’s hospital. We see daily how those efforts have transformed the Hyde Park campus. Under President Randel’s leadership, the University has forged strong new ties with the community and undertaken public education and diversity initiatives that will put us on sound footing for decades to come. In addition to all of this, he has steered the Chicago Initiative, the University’s historic $2 billion capital campaign.
The task of the Committee is to find an individual who will continue these initiatives, build on the rich traditions of the University, and provide vision and leadership for the future. If you wish to nominate a candidate or share your views on the characteristics of the University’s next president, please click here. I welcome your contribution to this important task.
James S. Crown
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The University of Chicago