Presidential Search Committee update

In a recent email to the entire university, Suffolk’s search for a replacement president has moved forward by selecting a Search Consultant company to aid in the Search Committee’s efforts.

“Given the important role Search Consultants play in such a selection process, our Committee considered five and interviewed four consultants,” stated the email from Trustee and Search Committee Chair Dennis M. Duggan, Jr. “We unanimously chose Greenwood/Asher & Associates, a woman-owned international search firm with 30 consultants and affiliates.”

The women heading the company, Dr. Jan Greenwood and Dr. Betty Asher, were stated in the email to have both been university presidents in the past. Their team has also been stated to have completed over 1,000 searches.

“With Greenwood/Asher’s assistance and guidance we are planning the search process,” the email went on to say. “We will be placing an advertisement in the Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications and are developing a position description for use in candidate solicitation, review and interviews.”


In efforts of finding ex-President Sargent’s replacement, there will be “town meeting” type forums for the university constituents to communicate about anything regarding Suffolk, whether it be challenges, things that need changing or opportunities for success. This is to enable participation from anyone wishing to be involved who wishes to voice thoughts or concerns.

A website is currently being created as well to track progress made by the Search Committee. “In the meantime,” stated the email, “Search Committee Members welcome your input.