Presidential Search

The Wagner College Board of Trustees is currently engaged in the process of searching for the 19th president of Wagner College, to succeed Dr. Richard Guarasci, who is retiring in June 2019. Please see the latest public updates about our search below, and use the menu at left to find out more information about the Presidential Search Committee and the search process and to review the presidential profile.

To the Wagner College Community,

I want to update you on the search for the next president of Wagner College. The search committee has been working diligently throughout the summer and into the fall semester. In conjunction with our search consultants, Academic Search, the committee has reviewed over 100 applicants who wished to be the next president of Wagner College. These candidates were from a variety of professions, both in and out of higher education and from various positions within the academy — sitting/former presidents, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and other senior administrators. In the early part of the semester, the committee met to narrow the list of applicants down to a pool of semifinalist candidates. The next task for the committee was to conduct interviews with semi-finalists, and then make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Recently, the committee met with the semi-finalists and is working to develop the slate of finalists. All of this information is set forth in the presidential search timeline.

Sincerely,

Dr. Warren Procci ’68 H’17

Chair, Wagner College Board of Trustees

 

Dear Wagner Community,

On behalf of the Wagner College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee, I would like to share the latest updates about the search for the 19th president of Wagner College.

Using your feedback, our representatives in concert with the firm Academic Search have created the presidential leadership profile that will guide the search. Approved by the Board at its May meeting, this presidential profile is now available on the Wagner College website, along with other information about the search process.

We encourage you to review the presidential profile and recommend or nominate qualified candidates. Names of candidates may be sent to the Academic Search Consultants, Dr. Jay Lemons, Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, and Dr. Christopher Butler, at WagnerPresident@academic-search.com. The search committee plans to begin reviewing applications shortly after September 15.

Please be aware that we are conducting a “closed” search, which means that the names of candidates will not be made public. Many of our candidates will hold key positions at other institutions and will only submit an application if confidentiality is guaranteed. Members of the search committee have signed an agreement that secures confidentiality for all discussions and deliberations related to the presidential search. As a result of this closed search, we will not be able to share much information with the community, but we do welcome your thoughts via our Academic Search consultants.

We would like to thank you again for your assistance and understanding as the Board of Trustees, the Presidential Search Committee, and our Academic Search consultants engage in this important process.

Sincerely,

Dr. Warren Procci ’68 H’17

Chair, Wagner College Board of Trustees

Dear Wagner Community,

Thank you for your commitment and energy as we embark on searching for the 19th president of Wagner College. I would like to announce the search committee that will be working diligently over the next year to identify and interview qualified candidates.

Trustees:

Andrew Cortese ’72, Chair of the Presidential Search
Mary Caracappa-Hurtado ’82
Aletta Diamond ’65 H’15
Ralph Greene Jr.
Marc Lebovitz ’91
Joan Nicolais
William Renshaw
Dr. Maureen Robinson ’67 H’03

Faculty:

Dr. John Esser
Dr. Margarita Sanchez
Dr. Patricia Tooker

Administrators:

Angelo Araimo
Jazzmine Clarke-Glover
Walt Hameline

Student:

Daniel Hughes ’19

In addition, I would like to thank the campus community for taking the time to meet with Academic Search during their visit to campus last month to develop the leadership profile. These sessions with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, were critical in hearing all of your thoughts on the important skills, attributes, and qualifications that our next president should possess. The firm has also met with the Board of Trustees to gather their input. Academic Search will now take the information that they heard and distill it into an inclusive leadership profile for the candidates. This profile will be reviewed with the board and search committee and then shared with campus and candidates.

Once the profile is completed, we ask you to share the leadership profile widely to encourage well-qualified candidates to apply for the position. Once again, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, we would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and engagement as we move through this important process.

Sincerely,

Dr. Warren Procci ’68 H’17
Chair, Wagner College Board of Trustees

Dear Campus Community,

I wanted to share an update on the process of selecting the 19th president of Wagner College. The Board of Trustees has elected Andrew Cortese ’72 to chair the search process. We are currently working to form a Presidential Search Committee whose charge will be to present to the Board of Trustees exceptional candidates to become our next president.  

The Board of Trustees has identified and retained the firm Academic Search to help manage the search process.  Academic Search is a preeminent firm with significant experience working with colleges and universities on successful presidential searches.  We look forward to collaborating with Academic Search and benefitting from their expertise, resources, and outstanding networks of candidates.

Academic Search, under the leadership of President and Senior Consultant L. Jay Lemons, will be on Wagner’s campus March 19 and 20 to speak with faculty, administrators, staff, students and other constituents about the search process and to collect your valuable input on the qualities that we should seek in our next president. Open sessions for students, faculty and staff are scheduled to elicit information. Additionally, the search firm is working with senior staff and faculty leadership to facilitate small focus groups during Academic Search’s visit.

All students, faculty, administrators and staff are encouraged to attend the open sessions:

Staff Sessions     

March 20, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., VIP Room/Spiro Sports Center

March 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Hall of Fame/Spiro Sports Center

Administrators Sessions

March 20, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Hall of Fame/Spiro Sports Center

March 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., VIP Room/Spiro Sports Center

Faculty Sessions     

March 19, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Hall of Fame/Spiro Sports Center

March 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., VIP Room/Spiro Sports Center

Student Sessions

March 19, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Hall of Fame/Spiro Sports Center

March 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Hall of Fame/Spiro Sports Center

The Board of Trustees looks forward to the community’s participation during Academic Search’s visit. We are committed to ensuring that every member of the Wagner community has an opportunity to give input with respect to qualities that we should be seeking.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Warren Procci ’68 H’17
Chair, Wagner College Board of Trustees