Quincy University’s Presidential Search Committee continues its efforts to select the University’s 24th president. Close to 70 applicants met the September 5 deadline.

“I believe that this significant number is due to so many people working hard on the turn- around at the University and investing in the long-term sustainability of the school,” said Mike McClain, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “All the applicants were true to the mission and to Franciscan values which are the cornerstones of the University.”

The Presidential Search Committee is made up of twenty-one members including faculty, staff, students, Franciscan Friars, alumni and representatives of the Quincy community. The goal of the Committee is to find the best set of candidates to recommend to the Board of Trustees for their consideration later this calendar year.

QU has employed the professional services of RH Perry to help conduct the presidential search. Matt Kilcoyne and Dr. Jean Scott are the principal contacts and the Presidential Search Committee has worked with them for the past several months.

McClain said, “We could not be more pleased with the depth of their commitment to QU, their guidance and their endless work to provide us with a large pool of excellent candidates for our review.”

On September 19th, the Presidential Search Committee met to put together a set of candidates as semi-finalists to be interviewed by the Committee in mid-October. The Committee felt very strongly about the suitability of multiple candidates. Finalists will be on campus in early November and the Board of Trustees will appoint a new president at a special meeting prior to Christmas.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling
(217) 228-5275.