On Tuesday, May 8th, members of both the outgoing and incoming Executive Board of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) met with Bill Helman, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, to discuss the upcoming search process for the 18th president of Dartmouth College. At the meeting, attendees explained that they felt a presidential candidate should be approachable, knowledgeable and supportive of the pan-Dartmouth community, and have a strong leadership background, preferably in either academia or research work.
The meeting was one of several student engagement events that the Presidential Search Committee is hosting to solicit community feedback on the selection process. On Thursday, May 17th, the Presidential Search Committee is hosting an open forum in Dartmouth Hall 105. Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend and discuss the qualities the committee should seek in the next president.
The schedule for the May 17th forum is as follows:
-10:00 – 11:00 AM, staff forum
-4:30 – 5:30 PM, faculty forum (all faculty in the Arts and Sciences and professional schools)
-8:30 – 9:30 PM, student forum (all students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school programs)
In addition, all Dartmouth community members are invited to submit feedback to the committee using the input form on the Presidential Search Website.