About CCAD

The Process

CCAD’s board of trustees has established a search committee and a working committee to conduct the search for the college’s new president. Supported by the recruiting firm Korn/Ferry, the committees will work to identify candidates, interview finalists, and hire a new president before Denny Griffith’s retirement in June 2014. Interviewing is expected to start in spring 2014.

Board member Jane Ramsey is chairing the search committee.

Search Committee Members

From CCAD Board:

  • Mitch Acock
  • Jerry O. Allen
  • Patricia R. Hatler
  • James E. Kunk
  • Robert P. Restrepo Jr.
  • Beverly Ryan (CCAD 1982–86)

From CCAD Faculty:

  • Phil Garrett
  • Tom Gattis
  • Julie Taggart (CCAD 1991)

From CCAD Staff:

  • Jeffrey A. Fisher

Search Committee Responsibilities

  • Represent constituents and their points of view
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding candidates
  • Meet candidates during campus visits
  • Recommend a finalist for approval by the board of trustees

Working Committee Members

  • Barb Davis
  • Robin Hepler
  • Sheri Lucas
  • Richard Petry
  • Laurie Beth Sweeney

Working Committee Responsibilities

  • Prepare welcome packets for candidates
  • Handle local logistics for candidates and search firm
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Assist with transportation, welcoming of candidates, and transitions between interviews
  • Assist with development of search communications
  • To Share Ideas or Nominate a Candidate

Ideas about presidential search priorities may be shared with individual search committee members or with Korn/Ferry at ccad-president@kornferry.com. Applications and candidate nominations may be sent to Korn/Ferry at ccad-president@kornferry.com.