Iowa Wesleyan College narrows search for new president

Written by on April 17, 2013 in News

The search for the next president of Iowa Wesleyan College is moving forward on schedule, according to Board of Trustees Chair Don Wiley of Mount Pleasant.

RH Perry and Associates has guided the Iowa Wesleyan Presidential Search team through a process that will now bring to campus and community four finalists. The Search Committee, assisted by RH Perry, evaluated 75 candidates to identify nine semifinalists. The Committee met with those candidates in Chicago last weekend.

Four finalists have been invited to campus for two-day interviews. According to Wiley, significant due diligence regarding the past and present experiences and employment of the candidates has preceded their selection. “With the assistance of the professional search firm representatives, we have thoroughly evaluated each of these candidates and are confident in their credentials, experience and abilities,” he said.

Finalists are Dr. Michael A. Grandillo, former President of Lakeland College, now of Tiffin, Ohio; Dr. J. Bradford Hodson, Vice President for University Advancement at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas; Dr. David Pollick, Senior Adviser, Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, D.C., of Evergreen, Colorado, and Dr. Steven E. Titus, Senior Vice President of University Advancement at
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota.

The on-campus interviews will take place in the next few weeks.

“We were very pleased with the quality of candidates who expressed interest in Iowa Wesleyan,” said Wiley. “The finalists are well-qualified to lead our College forward.”

“The on-campus interviews are an important opportunity for both the College community and the candidates to learn more,” he added. “This will allow us to identify who is the best fit for the next president of Iowa Wesleyan.”

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