Update from Search Chair Hoot Gibson

Dear University Community:

As you know from previous reports of the Presidential Search Committee, the final phase of our recruitment effort includes an invitation to select candidates for campus visits. We are pleased to report that the finalist group has been identified, and their interviews will be held on campus throughout the month of November.

The purposes of these campus visits are twofold. First, they will enable us to become better acquainted with the candidates. Second, and perhaps more importantly, the visits will provide an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the strengths and benefits that the University and its community will offer our new president.

We remain optimistic about the ultimate outcome of the search process and will share via this website the announcement of Baker’s next president in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please direct them to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

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