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The C of I announces four candidates for college president

2008. 10. 13.

CALDWELLThe College of Idaho announced four candidates for its presidency today. All will visit the college in November, and the campus and Caldwell communities will have opportunities to meet them.

The candidates are:

  • Marjorie Hass, provost, Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Penn.)
  • Marvin Henberg, department chair and professor of philosophy, Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.)
  • Thomas W. Keefe, vice president for university advancement, Saint Louis University (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Kent Trachte, dean of the college, Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Penn.)

The candidates will spend two days on campus meeting and interviewing with the college's board of trustees, faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and representatives from the city of Caldwell.

Dates of the visits are:

  • Trachte – Nov. 5-7
  • Keefe – Nov. 12-14
  • Hass – Nov. 16-18
  • Henberg – Nov. 18-20

There will be an open forum during each visit that is open to the public.

"I am very pleased that these four candidates have accepted our invitations to come to campus to meet with our campus community and the Caldwell community," said Sen. John McGee, a C of I alumnus who was chairman of the presidential search committee. "They all bring strengths to the presidency and have the skills and ability to lead The College of Idaho."

More than 50 people applied for The C of I presidency. McGee's committee, which included Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas and representatives from the college, selected eight candidates for interviews. Following those interviews, these four candidates were invited to campus to continue interviewing.

The C of I hopes to announce its new president by the end of the year. President Bob Hoover will retire in June after six years at the college.

The college worked with national search firm Academic Search, Inc. on its presidential search.