Presidential Search Update – October 27, 2017

Dear Mars Hill University Family and Friends,

On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, I am pleased to let you know that our Search Firm – Coleman Lew + Associates, is hard at work publicizing/promoting the position of MHU President, screening applications, and vetting and interviewing prospective candidates.  Below is a recap that includes the most current information.

  1. Position officially posted on the MHU and Coleman Lew + Associates websites on September 20, 2017.
  2. Position posted online in The Chronicle of Higher Ed and Inside Higher Ed on September 29, 2017.
  3. Position Description has been sent to several potential candidates and/or sources.
  4. Numerous phone calls have been made to potential candidates and/or sources.
  5. We are encouraged by the positive response and interest the position posting has already generated and continues to generate.

Although a timeframe is very tentative at this point, my hope is to complete the application phase and hold preliminary and final interviews so that the Presidential Search Committee will be positioned to make a final recommendation(s) to the Board of Trustees at their March meeting.

We will continue to keep you informed. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate your continued understanding, patience, support and prayers.


Cheryl Buchanan Pappas ‘70
Presidential Search Committee