The Leadership Profile

Dear Members of the Bates Community,

Over the last month, our search consultants at Isaacson, Miller have met with faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, parents, and the presidential search committee to gain a deep understanding of Bates, the opportunities and challenges facing our next president, and the qualities and experience we are seeking in candidates for the position. On behalf of the entire search committee, we want to thank you for contributing your time and perspectives to this important process, either in listening sessions or via the survey.

Your input helped shape a comprehensive position profile, which we have posted on Bates’ presidential search website

This document will be used by the Isaacson, Miller team as they engage in an intensive recruitment effort, contacting potential candidates around the country to garner interest in and suggestions for the search with the purpose of building a deep and diverse pool for the search committee’s consideration. Please continue to share any thoughts you might have about the search process, the college’s needs in its next leader, or possible candidates at

Thank you again for your engagement. We will be in touch with additional updates as the search progresses.


Andrea Conklin Bueschel ’90 
Gregory Ehret ’91, P’23
Co-Chairs, Presidential Search Committee