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Presidential Search Committee

The Chairman of the McKendree University Board of Trustees invites full-time faculty and staff to attend a meeting to discuss the Presidential Search on Monday, November 11 in Bothwell Chapel.

Monday, November 11

9 a.m. - Faculty

10 a.m. - Staff (Faculty May Attend)

11 a.m. - General Session



Photo of Piper Academic Center (PAC)


Committee Chair:

John Bailey


Jamie Auffenberg

Linda Cassens

Ryan Furniss (Alumni Board President)

Tom Holloway

Jackie Leemon

Dan Lett

George Obernagel

Maria Page

Valerie Thaxton

Mark Turner

Mark Waltermire

Rebecca Wohltman


Terese Kasson

Richelle Rennegarbe

Michele Schutzenhofer

Senior Administrators:

Chuck Brueggemann

Chris Bahr

Daryl Hancock (Record Keeper & Administrator)


Jennifer Pickerell

Student Representative:

Jazmine Patton

Committee Advisor:

Alberto Pimentel




Presidential Search Advisory Committee ~ Stakeholder Listening Sessions

October 3-4, 2019


Dear McKendree Campus Community,

On behalf of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees, I want to express my sincere gratitude to those of you who took the time to meet with us last Thursday and Friday to discuss the qualities sought in the new President. We will incorporate your feedback in developing the position profile and the advertisement and we will make sure to share both documents with you via the presidential website when they are completed and ready for distribution.

As we discussed during the sessions, we remain interested in receiving additional comments from you and have established a link specifically dedicated to capture your input. The link is: The link will remain active throughout the search process in order to allow you to communicate with the committee at any time. Comments or questions may also be directed to the email address:

Again, thank you for your engagement in this search process.


John L. Bailey (Class of ’76)