Search Committee Members

Selecting a new president is one of the most important events in the life of a college. That’s why Dickinson’s Board of Trustees selected representatives from all parts of the Dickinson community to serve as members of the Presidential Search Committee.

Committee members are faculty, students, administrators, alumni and trustees. Trustee Jim Chambers ’78 is chair of the committee.

They will be updating the community at each step of the process, through regular emails, updates to the website and in-person sessions and conversations.

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James D. Chambers


James D. Chambers '78

Trustee, Private Investor, Chair of Search Committee


Michael Bloom


Michael Bloom ’69

Trustee, Partner (retired) and of Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


Jennifer Blyth


Jennifer Blyth

Professor of Music


Bronte Burleigh JonesBrontè Burleigh-Jones

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Michael W. DonnellyMichael W. Donnelly ’02

Trustee and Alumni Council President, Principal of Willow Dale Elementary School


Benjamin R. EdwardsBenjamin R. Edwards

Professor of Earth Sciences 


Marie Helweg-LarsenMarie Helweg-Larsen

Professor of Psychology


Ruth Lamantia FergusonRuth LaMantia Ferguson ’92

Trustee, Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer, Related Companies


Julie I JohnsonJulie I. Johnson ’82

Trustee, Program Director, Division on Research and Learning, National Science Foundation


John E Jones IIIJohn E. Jones III ’77

Trustee, Federal Judge, U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania


Thomas L KalarisThomas L. Kalaris ’76

Trustee and Board Vice Chair, Founder, Saranac Partners Limited


Sara G NashSara G. Nash

Class of 2019


Kellie L NewtonKellie L. Newton ’81

Trustee, Partner, Dentons US LLP, Washington DC


Sarah E. NieblerSarah E. Niebler

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Douglas J PaulsDouglas J. Pauls ’80

Trustee, Retired Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, BankUnited, Miami Lakes, FL


Karl D. QuallsKarl D. Qualls

Professor of History


Nicholas Rejebian

Nicholas Rejebian

Class of 2017


Jennifer Ward ReynoldsJennifer Ward Reynolds ’77

Trustee and Board Chair, Director and Partner, Ward Properties


Neil Weissman

Neil B. Weissman

Interim President, Professor of History


John J CurleyJohn J. Curley ’60

Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees and advisor to the search committee


Karen FaryniakKaren Neely Faryniak ’86

Chief of Staff and Secretary of the college, will serve as the committee’s coordinator.


Debra HargroveDebra Hargrove

Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services, will serve as a process advisor.