Rev. Dr. Eric Anthony Joseph named 6th President of Multnomah University.
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Presidential Search Timeline
- After serving seven years as Multnomah’s fifth president Dr. Craig Williford announces his retirement to take place by June 2022.
- The Board of Trustees forms the Presidential Search Committee (PSC) to begin looking for the leader that God is calling to be the next president.
- PSC solicits feedback from the MU community about what Multnomah needs in its next president. Input is used to help build the opportunity profile.
Late Spring / Summer 2021
- PSC interviews executive search firms and selects CarterBaldwin Executive Search (CB).
- With CB’s partnership, the opportunity profile is written, honed, evaluated, and approved by the Board of Trustees.
- MU’s search is officially launched, and the opportunity profile is disseminated nationwide to reach broad and diverse groups of prospective candidates.
- CB recruits, collects, and researches candidates who meet the qualifications described in the opportunity profile.
- After multiple interviews with CB, a pool of candidates is provided to the PSC for review.
- PSC works with CB to narrow the candidates to semi-finalists.
Late Winter / Early Spring 2022
- Semi-finalists are evaluated to choose a shortlist of finalists.
- PSC conducts in-person interviews with the shortlist and recommends a finalist to the Board of Trustees.
- Trustees interview and vote on the finalist and a public announcement is made welcoming Multnomah’s sixth president.
Presidential Search Committee Members
Mr. Ted AllenExecutive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Paul ColliganCEO, Internet Company; Trustee, Alumnus
Mr. Jeff GrubbBusiness and Community Leader
Dr. Brad HarperProfessor, Bible and Theology Director, Master of Arts in Theological Studies; Assistant Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Mrs. Bridget JeffriesBanker; Multnomah Trustee
Mr. Nathan NymeyerSearch Committee Chair; Christian Non-Profit Leadership; Multnomah Trustee
Dr. Ben OchsExecutive Development Consultant; Multnomah Trustee; Board of Trustees Chair
Dr. Daniel ScalbergProfessor and Chair, History
Dr. Kristen WhiteAssistant Professor and Director, Master of Arts in Counseling
Mr. Glenn ZirkleBusiness and Community Leader, Alumnus
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