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    Hamline's 20th President Named

    Dr. Fayneese Miller, dean of the College of Education and Social Services and professor of leadership and developmental sciences at the University of Vermont, has been named the 20th president of Hamline University, the Hamline University Board of Trustees announced today. She will be the first African American president in the history of Hamline University and the university’s second female president. Dr. Miller will assume office on July 1, 2015.

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    About the Search Process

    Hamline University is embarking on an exciting time in its history; the selection of our 20th president. In fact, the nationwide search has already begun with the creation of a presidential search committee, comprised of Hamline students, faculty, staff and trustees, and the selection of our search firm, Isaacson, Miller.
    The role of the presidential search committee, as established by Hamline’s Board of Trustees, is to accurately represent the diverse backgrounds and perspectives embodied by the Hamline community and to provide the board with guidance on the necessary qualities of the university’s next leader. Under the leadership of board member Barbara Lupient, the presidential search committee will assess the findings of the search firm and work to identify the strongest candidates for the role of Hamline’s next president.
    As Bob Klas, Jr., chairman of Hamline’s Board of Trustees has said, “We are not just looking for the ‘next’ president, we are looking for the ‘right’ president for Hamline.”  To further this goal, the presidential search committee will gather input and assistance from the Hamline community in this important process.  Hamline faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to provide input throughout the process and to meet the candidates who are selected for campus visits.