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In January 2022, President Sarah Bolton announced she had been named the next president of Whitman College and would be leaving The College of Wooster at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Wooster’s Board of Trustees is overseeing a search and transition process in collaboration with students, alumni, staff and faculty members for the 13th president of The College of Wooster.

This website will be updated regularly with the latest information regarding the search. Please direct all questions to presidentialsearch@wooster.edu.


Presidential Search Prospectus

We are pleased to share the formal prospectus advertising the search for Wooster’s 13th president. Click the button below to learn more about The College of Wooster and the opportunities, challenges, qualifications and personal characteristics we seek in our next president.

View the Prospectus (PDF)

Search Updates

The Presidential Search Committee, led by Trustee Peter Sundman ’81, will provide periodic email updates to campus throughout the duration of the search for Wooster’s 13th president. All search updates will be saved on this website for easy access.

Read the latest updates

Listening Sessions

The presidential search committee invites you to participate in the search process as part of several listening sessions this spring. If you are unable to attend a listening session, please learn more about submitting your views via our online survey.

Attend a Listening Session

Search Committee

The Presidential Search Committee is charged with leading a transparent, inclusive, and successful search that leads to identifying a candidate to become Wooster’s 13th president by July 2023. Our Committee consists of 17 members of the Wooster community, including two students, two members of the staff, four faculty, and nine trustees and alumni.

Learn About Committee Members

Search Firm

The Presidential Search Committee will partner with Storbeck Search, a leading search firm in higher education and nonprofit leadership with extensive experience recruiting for select liberal arts institutions like Wooster.

Learn About Storbeck Search