Search Committee Named

The University of Dayton?s board of trustees has named a 17-member presidential search committee to find a successor for Daniel J. Curran, who will step down in June 2016 after a 14-year tenure.

The committee is composed of faculty, trustees, staff, administrators, a student, the president-elect of the Alumni Association and a representative of the Dayton community.

Here are the members:

Deborah Bickford Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives; Professor of Management and Marketing

Mary Boosalis
 Board of Trustees, Chair, Finance Committee

Tom Breitenbach
 Board of Trustees, Chair, Investment Committee

Trevor Collier Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Finance

The Rev. James Fitz, S.M. '68 Board of Trustees, Vice President for Mission and Rector

Richard Granite ‘88
 President-Elect, Alumni Association

Steve Herndon
 Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life

George Hanley '77
 Board of Trustees, Chair, Advancement Committee

Larry D. Harris '72 Board of Trustees

Allen M. Hill '67 '72 Retired President and CEO of Dayton Power & Light

Carissa Krane
 President, Academic Senate; Associate Director of Research, Honors Program; Associate Professor of Biology

Elaine Laux '16
 Vice President, Student Government Association

Dennis Marx '68 Board of Trustees, Chair, Audit Committee

Margaret Pinnell '88 '88 '95 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M.
 Provincial of the Marianist Province of the United States

Kathleen Webb
 Dean of University Libraries

David Yeager '75 Board of Trustees, Chair, Presidential Search Committee

 "This committee represents a strong cross-section of our stakeholders," said David Yeager, chair of the presidential search committee. "We will engage the campus community in conversations about the desired leadership characteristics for our next president, while respecting the confidentiality of the candidates during the process."

The executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller will help the search committee develop an inclusive process and recruit a strong, diverse pool of candidates, Yeager said.

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