DATE:           December 10, 2018

TO:               Members of the Campus Community

FROM:          Mr. Edmond Hughes, Chair Presidential Search Committee

SUBJECT:     Search Update

The search for the next President of Tougaloo College is progressing on schedule. The search committee met most recently on December 3, and selected a short list of candidates whose background and experience seem especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications established for the search. At this time, committee members are interviewing references for these candidates.

The committee will meet again on January 11, to discuss the results of our reference calls and to select a smaller number of candidates who will be invited to confidential preliminary interviews with the search committee. On completion of that round of interviews, the committee will select two or three finalist candidates to be asked to participate in more extensive on-campus interviews with a broad range of Tougaloo College constituents. These interviews will occur in mid­ February.

We are extremely pleased with the quality of the candidate pool and have every reason to believe our search will come to a successful conclusion in early March. The committee will continue to stay in touch with you throughout the process, and we welcome your comments and questions at any time. You may write to me in care of or you may contact one of our consultants, Dr. Loren J. Anderson, at (253) 223-3566 (email: or Gwendolyn Boyd at (301) 538-1019 (email: both of AGB Search. Your communication will be treated as strictly confidential.

Thank you for your interest and support. I will correspond again soon after our January 11 meeting.


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