Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 6, 1995

Committee Wants Faculty Views on Next President

     University faculty will have an opportunity to share with
the Presidential Search Committee their thoughts and concerns
about who should succeed William C. Richardson. Dr. Richardson
will relinquish his post on Aug. 1, to become president and chief
executive officer of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the nation's
second largest philanthropic foundation.
     The following invitation is extended to the faculty from the
chairman of the board of trustees, Morris W. Offit:

To Members of the Faculty of The Johns Hopkins University

Dear Colleagues:
     Please let me advise you that members of the Presidential
Search Committee would appreciate having an opportunity to hear
directly from members of the faculty about issues they believe
the committee should consider in searching for a successor to
President Richardson. In a university community as diverse as
ours, there clearly are many points of view about the experience
and personal qualities we should be seeking in our next
president. We hope that members of the faculty will be willing to
share some of their thoughts about this important subject with
     We will be holding two meetings, simultaneously, at 4:30
p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13: one in the Garrett Room of the
Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus and the other in Hurd
Hall on the East Baltimore campus. Peabody and Continuing Studies
faculty are invited to attend the meeting most convenient to
     A special opportunity for SAIS faculty to meet with the
committee will be held in Washington at a date to be determined.
     We hope that many members of the faculty will be able to
meet with us on Feb. 13. If you cannot attend, I hope you will
send me your views c/o Presidential Search Committee, 240 Garland
Hall, at Homewood.

Morris W. Offit
Chair, Board of Trustees
Chair, Presidential Search Committee

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