From Jerry Crawford ’71, chair of Macalester’s Board of Trustees:

To the Macalester Community:

I write to introduce the Presidential Search Committee. Members were selected from among nominated faculty, staff, and students, and with guidance from the Faculty Personnel Committee on faculty representation, the Staff Advisory Council on staff representation, and the student liaison to the Board and Macalester College Student Government leaders on student representation.

On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to share with you the committee members.


Michael A. Huber ’90, Trustee
Carrie Norbin Killoran ’94, Trustee

Committee Members

Peter W. Ahn ’87, Trustee
Nahla Almbaid ’20, Student
The Honorable Michael J. Davis ’69, Trustee
Sarah T. Graves ’04, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Athletics
Patricia R. Hurley ’82 P’10, Trustee
Donna A. Lee, Vice President for Student Affairs
Arthur M. Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures
Sandra R. Ortiz ’97, Trustee
Roopali D. Phadke, Professor, Environmental Studies
Shilad W. Sen, Professor, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Sarah E. West ’91, G. Theodore Mitau Professor and Department Chair, Economics

Jerry Crawford ’71, Chair of Macalester’s Board of Trustees; standing participant

The committee begins meeting later this month and future updates on the group’s work will come from the co-chairs.

Together, this group will engage the Macalester community actively in the search, review the credentials of interested candidates, select a group of finalists to interview, and present to the Board one or more candidates they believe are best prepared to lead the college into the future.

Our sincere thanks to each of you for your willingness to serve Macalester in this important capacity.

With appreciation,


(May 14, 2019)