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Mulley to Lead Presidential Search

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Al Mulley '70

Chair of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees Ed Haldeman '70 has announced that Al Mulley '70 will chair the search for Dartmouth's next president. A member of the Dartmouth board since 2004, Mulley is chief of the General Medicine Division and director of the Medical Practices Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of medicine and health policy at Harvard Medical School. "I look forward to working closely with Ed and the entire Board of Trustees in the coming months to engage the larger Dartmouth community as we discern together the qualities of leadership that will best serve the College at this moment in its history," says Mulley. It is expected that Haldeman will name the full presidential search committee in early June.

The trustees will be developing a Statement of Leadership Criteria at special board meetings this month. In an April 4 letter, and in subsequent open meetings held on campus, Haldeman said that the board is eager to receive input "about the future of the College and the type of leader that can best carry Dartmouth forward. Al and the rest of the board are committed to ensuring that all members of the Dartmouth community have an opportunity to provide input into the search process."

The board seeks feedback on the following questions:

  • What do you see as Dartmouth's significant opportunities and challenges over the next few years that a new president must address?
  • What qualities of leadership should the next president have in order to ensure Dartmouth's continued preeminence in higher education?
  • Are there other considerations for the search that you would like to share?

Submit your comments online. If you would prefer to submit your feedback in writing, the address is: Presidential Search, P.O. Box 242, Hanover, NH 03755.

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Last Updated: 5/30/08