Communications from the search committee.
Dear members of the Beloit College community,
The Presidential Search Committee invites you to provide input on the priorities and the qualities you would like to see in the next president of Beloit College through this anonymous survey. The committee will consider input as they consider potential candidates, and the results of this survey will only be shared with the Presidential Search Committee. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, December 7. Thank you for contributing to this important process, we look forward to hearing from you.
The original email to the Beloit College community included a link to the survey.
The Presidential Search Committee
As we search for Beloit College’s next president, critically important to the process is to elicit feedback on each community’s perspectives and priorities. Zach Messitte of Russell Reynolds will facilitate these listening sessions for campus and community groups on Monday, Nov. 14.
- 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Morse-Ingersoll, Richardson Auditorium
- 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Powerhouse, Weissberg Auditorium
- Lunch will be provided.
- 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Powerhouse, Weissberg Auditorium
Greater Beloit Community Session
- 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Powerhouse, Weissberg Auditorium
We welcome your questions and comments as we move through this process, and thank you for taking the time to participate.
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
The search for the next transformative Beloit College president is now under way.
Search Committee Chair and Beloit Trustee Nina Weissberg’84 announced the internal committee today along with the external search firm that will assist in the process.
President Scott Bierman informed the community in September that he would retire as the college’s 11th president at the end of the current academic year.
“Our sadness at Scott’s retirement is tempered by the tremendous opportunity to identify Beloit’s next leader,” Weissberg said. “The search committee members represent numerous community perspectives critical to identifying that individual, and we are excited to work with these thoughtful leaders.”
Search firm Russell Reynolds will support the work of the presidential search committee. Anne Coyle and Former Ripon College President Zach Messitte, who will lead the firm’s efforts, have extensive national academic search experience as well as deep knowledge of Midwestern liberal arts colleges.
Russell Reynolds will lead several listening sessions with campus constituents over the next few weeks to identify community priorities. Following these sessions, surveys will be sent to the entire Beloit community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the college to gain additional insight.
The search committee will use the data to develop the position specifications. The goal is to identify the next president by late spring 2023.
The names and positions of individuals on the search committee were also included.