January 11, 2022

Dear Amherst Community:

With the advice and input of more than 400 students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends of the College, the presidential search committee has crafted a position profile that lays out the challenges and opportunities ahead for our next president, as well as the qualities, expertise, and values we seek in candidates. That so many committed time and energy to this important work is testimony to the strength of our community. On behalf of the search committee, we thank you for your help.

The committee’s focus now shifts to identifying, recruiting, and vetting promising candidates. Please continue to share nominations and ideas with the search committee through the confidential email address.

I hope that 2022 will bring us opportunities to be together and celebrate Amherst and each other. With my best wishes for a happy and healthy new year for you and your families, and with thanks again for your interest and support in this important process,

Andrew J. Nussbaum '85
Chair, Board of Trustees and Chair, Presidential Search Committee