Thank you for visiting these web pages, which are dedicated to keeping you informed about the process of searching for Hampshire College’s next president. The search committee invites and needs your participation. It is our intent to have as broad, diverse, and transparent a search as possible.
The job of the search committee is to ensure that all the voices and views of the Hampshire community are represented and thoughtfully considered in identifying our next president, and we take this job very seriously. In a way that is uniquely Hampshire, the committee has members from the range of college constituencies, so that it can represent all of us. The search committee has a tremendous responsibility – both to the community and to the candidates we seek to recruit. All candidates deserve to be treated with respect, confidentiality, and clarity about the process.
The Board of Trustees will make the ultimate choice of whom to hire as the next president of Hampshire College. The Board will base its choice on the recommendation of the search committee which, in turn, will make a recommendation based on what it learns from the Hampshire community. The members of the search committee must do their utmost to listen to the diverse voices on campus and to bring all perspectives forward.
You, the members of the extended Hampshire community, have a responsibility too: to participate and make your views known. What is special, unique, and distinctive about Hampshire? What are the primary issues you think Hampshire's next president needs to address? What kind of person do you want Hampshire's next president to be, both in terms of qualities and qualifications? These web pages provide one vehicle for participating.
Thank you to those of you who have shared your opinions already, and we look forward to hearing from many others. Please be involved, stay informed, and check back often for updates. We value your participation.
Luis Hernandez, 70F, trustee
Carolyn Greenspan, trustee and parent
Co-Chairs of the Presidential Search Committee