The search for Dickinson’s 28th president is guided by a Presidential Search Committee whose 17 members include representatives of the Board of Trustees, alumni, faculty and students.
“Every one of us is committed to finding the best candidate to bring forward to the full Board of Trustees as the college’s next president,” said Chair Thomas L. Kalaris when the committee members were announced in February 2012.
The committee members include:
Thomas Kalaris ’76, Search Committee Chair, trustee vice chair
Tom is the chief executive of wealth and investment management and executive chairman of the Americas for global financial services provider Barclays.
Michael Bloom ’69, trustee
Michael is an attorney with Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia. He serves as the firm’s general counsel and is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice.
James Chambers ’78, trustee
Jim is an operating partner at the private equity firm Summer Street Capital Partners. Prior to joining Summer Street, he was a senior executive at Corning Inc. and Quest Diagnostics.
Andrew Chesley ’13, student
Andrew, an economics and mathematics major, is president of the Student Senate, a member of several all-college committees and a student-interviewer for admissions.
John Curley ’60, trustee
John is the retired president, chairman and CEO of the Gannett Co. During his 30 years with the company, John held a variety of leadership positions including his tenure as the first editor of USA Today.
Frank James ’79, trustee
Frank is co-founder of the NPR blog “The Two-Way” and a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune. Frank spent more than two decades in print journalism before entering the blogosphere in 2005.
Lorelei Koss, professor of mathematics
Lorelei has been a Dickinson faculty member since 1998. Her scholarship focuses on ergodic theory and dynamical systems.
Andrea Lieber, associate professor of religion, Sophia Ava Asbell Chair in Judaic Studies
Andrea has been a faculty member at Dickinson since 1998. Her courses explore the transformations of Judaism as a living religion and evolving culture.
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy, assistant professor of Africana studies, Distinguished Chair in Africana Studies
Patricia has been a Dickinson faculty member since 2009. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of expressive culture, social activism and the politics of representation and subjectivity in the post-colonial Caribbean.
Amy Nauiokas ’94, trustee
Amy is CEO of My Dash LLC, a managing company that oversees a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors in the entertainment, financial, technology and real-estate industries. She was previously the managing director and CEO of Barclays Stockbrokers. She and her husband, Harry Harrison, are co-chairs of the second phase of the First in America capital campaign.
Robert Pound, associate professor of music
Robert has been a Dickinson faculty member since 1998. He teaches courses in theory, composition and conducting and is director of the Dickinson Orchestra.
Jennifer Ward Reynolds ’77, trustee chair
Jennifer is the first woman chair of Dickinson’s Board of Trustees. She has spent her career as an investment-management executive, and is currently a partner and director of commercial real-estate firm Ward Properties. In 2006 she helped launch the $150-million First in America campaign as co-chair with her husband, George.
Michele Mahoney Richardson ’85, trustee
Michele is the managing director of Babson Capital Management and has previously held leadership positions with Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers.
Ashley Rodriguez ’14, student
Ashley, a psychology major, is a resident adviser, an admissions volunteer and a member of Dickinson’s Posse program.
Mark Ruhl ’70, Glenn E. and Mary L. Todd Professor of Political Science
Mark has been a faculty member at Dickinson since 1975. His research focuses on problems of democratization in Latin America with a special emphasis on civil-military relations.
Sylvia Smith ’73, trustee
Sylvia is a senior partner in the architectural, planning and interior and urban design firm FXFOWLE. She formed and leads the firm’s Cultural/Educational Studio, which has won numerous awards for design excellence.
Laura Wilson ’11, young alumni trustee
Laura, Dickinson’s first young alumni trustee, is an assistant account manager for fashion and beauty advertising agency Badger & Winters Group.
In addition, Karen Neely Faryniak ’86, chief of staff and secretary of the college, is serving as the committee’s coordinator.
Any Dickinson community members who would like to contact the Presidential Search Committee can e-mail comments, suggestions or questions to email@example.com.