The 2015-16 Presidential Search Advisory Committee is charged with identifying and recommending to the Board of Visitors candidates for selection as the tenth president of the University of Mary Washington.

Stakeholder Advisory Group Named for UMW Presidential Search

As an important part of the hybrid search model adopted for the UMW Presidential Search, Rector Holly T. Cuellar ’89 has appointed the following individuals to serve as the expanded Stakeholder Advisory Group.  The role of the Stakeholder Advisory Group is to interview semifinalist candidates and offer feedback to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.  The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will then forward finalists to the Board of Visitors.  Ultimately, it is the Board of Visitors as a whole that has the responsibility to appoint the president.

The search process remains highly confidential.  The Stakeholder Advisory Group has received confidentiality and Freedom of Information Act training by Ronald C. Forehand, Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Education Section, who is the designated Virginia official for presidential searches.  Each member of the group has signed a confidentiality agreement.  Interviews will be held within the next fifteen days, at undisclosed times and locations.

Ed Allison, Vice Chair, UMW Foundation Board

Kimberley Buster-Williams, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Mikhael Charnoff ‘95, President, UMW Alumni Association

Leah Cox, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator

Richard Finkelstein, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor, City of Fredericksburg

Michael Hall, UMW Chief of Police

Sophia Hamdan ’18, UMW Student Representative

Dave Henderson ‘95, Associate Professor, College of Business

Diana Inthavong ’16, Honor Council President

Juliette Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs

Jonathan Levin, Provost

Kristin Marsh, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Torre Meringolo, Vice President for Advancement and University Relations

Nina Mikhalevsky, Professor of Philosophy and Interim Dean, College of Education

Michael Morley, President, Staff Advisory Council and Office Manager, Department of Music

Rick Pearce, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Lynne Richardson, Dean, College of Business

Jeff Rountree, Chief Executive Officer, UMW Foundation

Marie Sheckels, Professor, College of Education

Gregg Stull ‘82, Chair/Professor, Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Sciences

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