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Next President Search

Shared by John Berger, Jr. '84
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Shared by Tom Comer '81 and Maureen Hurley
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July 18, 2017:   Survey Results
Shared by Tom Comer '81

As part of our search process for our next President, we recently surveyed our community to gain their voice and guidance in defining the qualities, priorities, and experiences required for the person to fill this important role. Thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the survey.  

We received 720 responses, which is “extraordinary” according to our Carney Sandoe search consultant, Bob Regan, who typically sees 100-300 responses from a community of our size. Likewise, over 100 candidate names have been put forth to date. Clearly, our community is engaged and invested in identifying the absolute best leader for SJCI as we move forward.

Here is the summary of the survey results we received.  The Search Committee believes you will find significant alignment around the questions posed. These survey results, along with the constituent input provided to Mr. Regan when he visited our campus last month, will be used to create a Position Profile to attract candidates. The candidate pool will be built via active networking locally and nationally, during the summer and early fall. We will share the Position Profile once it is finalized. 

Thanks to everyone for your continued support and encouragement in this important work.  

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Shared by Tom Comer '81, St. Joe's Board of Trustees Chair and Search Committee Member
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In May of 2017, President Robert T. Scott, AFSC announced his retirement, planned for the end of the 2017-18 academic year, with these words:

"I joined the St. Joe’s community in 1971, eagerly accepting a position to teach Religion at an institution rich with history and built on the solid foundation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. At that time, I never could have predicted how many generations of young men I would witness walk across the stage at graduation – individuals who would go on to serve their communities, who would build lives of integrity as true St. Joe’s gentlemen, and who would become my lifelong friends.

Now, and throughout this next year, there is much work to do. My central focus will be sustaining our shared Lasallian Mission through:
Partnering with our alumni, supporters, and benefactors to ensure that St. Joe’s is accessible to the next generations of young men;
Stewarding our academic vision to best prepare our students with the skills needed for success in college and the 21st Century; and
Supporting a respectful, welcoming, and faith-filled culture within the walls of St. Joe’s, knowing that our relationships with each other, with our young men, and with our loving God are the essence of our community.
Our school is strong, our future is bright, and, together, we will accomplish great things for the young men of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute."

The Board of Trustees is now tasked with locating the next president of St. Joe's and has identified eight community members to lead the process.  
Comments or questions? 
Email the Search Committee at prezsearch@sjci.com.
Presidential Search Committee:
  Maureen Hurley, Chair
  Bill Collins '72
  Tom Comer '81
  Jim Grable '89
  Paul Kolkmeyer '71
  Bart McGloin '83
  Chris Panepinto '02
  Bro. Robert Wickman, FSC
Search Consultant:
  Bob Regan
  Carney Sandoe & Associates