A search committee, assisted by the firm Storbeck Search, will identify candidates, review qualifications, conduct interviews, and recommend finalists. The Board of Trustees will select the 18th president of Lafayette College.

All search activities and deliberations will remain confidential throughout the process, in order to recruit the strongest candidates. Updates will be provided as the search progresses.

Search committee approximate timeline

November through January

  • Solicit perspectives from the College community regarding the priorities the next president will be asked to address and skills the next president will need to possess.
  • Create a position description or presidential prospectus.
  • Identify candidates and narrow the prospect pool.

February and March

  • Interview candidates
  • Recommend finalists to the Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees announces the selection of Lafayette’s 18th president

May and June

The new president begins introductions to the Lafayette campus community, alumni, parents and friends of the College.

July 1, 2021

The new president’s tenure begins.

October 2021 (tentative)

The new president is inaugurated