The Guilfordian

Lack of transparency necessary for presidential search

Nellie Vinograd, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

The presidential search was just that: a search. A question. An unknown. In itself a mystery, it’s no wonder that the entire ordeal seemed hushed and under-explained on campus. Though more communication would have helped ease people’s concerns, confidentiality on behalf of the candidates was necessary...

Jane Fernandes to succeed Chabotar

Victor Lopez, Senior Writer

April 18, 2014

After a week of deliberations, this Monday the board of trustees selected Jane Fernandes as the College’s ninth president, making her the first female ever to serve in the role. As her first step, Fernandes is set on getting to know not only the campus community, but also the Greensboro community. “I...

Was the search process open to student input?

Alexandra Haridopolos, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

“It’s a wonderful process.” “A thoughtful process.” “We’ve got great candidates.” Coming out during a break in their final- decision meeting the evening of April 7, trustees reflected positively on the consensus process of choosing Guilford College’s next president. Some community...

Candidates bid for presidency

Candidates bid for presidency

Kelli Uresti and Allie Baddley

April 11, 2014

The Moon Room of Dana Auditorium and Bauman Gallery East were hot spots on campus the past two weeks as faculty, staff and students gathered to listen intently to the three final presidential candidates. Both the faculty and staff sessions and the student sessions encouraged community members to get...

Work in progress: Interviewing the final three candidates

Work in progress: Interviewing the final three candidates

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

At last, the names have been released. Not only that, but two have already visited campus. On Monday, March 31, after a long and arduous process, the College announced the names of its final three presidential candidates. “They understood what we were looking for,” said Associate Professor...

Core value of the week: Integrity & the new president

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. In what ways do you believe that the next president may help our college achieve this core value? “Integrity would be to take care of the alumni who can’t contribute huge checks each ...

Presidential search continues, candidate hiring process may remain confidential

Abe Kenmore, Staff Writer and Senior Writer

February 14, 2014

On Feb. 5, faculty and community members crowded into the Moon Room to hear from the faculty representatives of the presidential search committee: Professor of Geology Dave Dobson, Associate Professor of Music Kami Rowan and Assistant Professor of Justice and Policy Studies Barbara Lawrence. The representatives...

Presidential search going confidential to ensure best candidates will apply

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer & Diversity Coordinator

November 8, 2013

Psst! Can you keep a secret? The Presidential Search Committee sure can, and they intend to do so during the next phase of their search. The board of trustees is working towards a final leadership statement consisting of an intricate job description for the next Guilford College president. Before...

Witt/Kieffer firm hired to help presidential search

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer & Diversity Coordinator

October 25, 2013

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. Surprisingly, this line from the famous musical “Fiddler on the Roof” aptly describes the current stage of Guilford College’s presidential search. The Board of Trustees has now selected the  Witt/Kieffer executive search firm to support the search...