Update from Search Chair Hoot Gibson

Dear University Community:

The committee members met recently to discuss our progress and to initiate the systematic review of applications. This initial review, the first of several stages in the candidate vetting process, will continue until shortly after the September 3 deadline for applications.

The multifaceted process of building a robust and diverse pool of well-qualified candidates continues in earnest. We ask once more for your help in identifying promising prospects or people who might be able to suggest such prospects. Please reach out to our consultant, Ms. Julie Tea,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with names and contact information related to any potential candidates. The nominations and suggestions that we receive from those closest to the Baker family may be among the most meaningful in the process of candidate generation.

The committee members will meet again in September to begin reducing the pool of applicants to a smaller group for further review and evaluation.

The search prospectus continues to be available for your review.

On behalf of the search committee, I will continue to stay in touch with you throughout the process. Please feel free to contact me via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.

Thank you for your support.

Hoot Gibson, '73
Search Committee Chair
and Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chair