Presidential Search Updates


As previously communicated, the Board of Trustees has engaged the search firm, Boyden, to assist with Emmanuel’s presidential search.

Their team has been encouraged by the steady progress made so far. There has been a high level of interest from candidates who strongly align with the criteria for this opening. Applications and nominations will be received through May 20, 2023.  

If you would like to apply or recommend someone for consideration, please send their information to Dr. Michael Nichols at

Search Timeline Announced

The following is a brief summary of the best case for the timeline, recognizing that it may take a few more weeks than indicated here:

May 20            Deadline for submission of application materials by candidates

May 20-June 6        Search Committee reviews applicant materials

June 6                        Search Committee selects semi-finalists

June 6-July 6           Interviews with semi-finalists

July 6                        Search Committee selects finalists

July 6-27                    Search Committee interviews with finalists and selects best candidate

July 31                       Board of Trustees interviews best candidate

August                       Candidate and spouse visit campus for meetings with campus community and Board of Trustees

August/Sept           Best case: new president presented to college community during workshop week. Public announcements to follow.

Presidential Search Committee Named

The Emmanuel College Presidential Search Committee has been selected and is charged with identifying, recruiting, and vetting candidates who meet the qualifications needed to be named the tenth president of Emmanuel College. We have engaged Dr. Michael Nichols of Boyden (Executive Search) to assist in this process to narrow a list of 150-200 people to a final candidate. The committee will then bring the candidate to the Board of Trustees, who will do the final vetting and ultimately affirm the final candidate. 

The Board of Trustees has put a strong committee together including:

David Roberson — Chairman of the Emmanuel College Board of Trustees
Reggie Till— Vice Chair of the Emmanuel College Board of Trustees
Bishop Tommy McGhee — IPHC Liaison for Higher Education
Pam Currie — President of the National Alumni Association
Bill Cox — Member at Large (Finance Chair)
Greg Hearn— Staff Representative (Executive Vice President, CFO)
Thomas Rosene — Staff Representative (Men’s Basketball Coach)
Paula Dixon — Faculty Representative (Assoc. Professor of Communication) 
Kyle Garrett — Faculty Representative (Assoc. Professor of English)

 Thus far, 171 candidates have been identified, with 130 being contacted. 23 nominations or recommendations have been received. To recommend or nominate a candidate for this position, please contact Michael Nichols at

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