Georgetown College announces search committee to recruit new president

Georgetown College said Tuesday that a search committee has formed and will meet soon to recruit and recommend a successor to President William H. Crouch Jr., who will retire June 30.

The committee will report to the college's trustees no later than January on the process to be followed for identifying and selecting the 24th president.

The presidential search committee is led by William J. Houston, former chairman of the college's board of trustees who now serves as board vice-chair.

Other members of the committee representing a cross-section of alumni, faculty, students and staff are Holly Bartlett, Parents' Advisory Council; the Rev. Greg Barr, trustee; Yoli Carter, dean of education; Brian Evans, vice president for diversity and athletic director; Randy Fox, trustee; the Rev. Richard Gaines, trustee; Melanie Ladd, Alumni Advisory Board; Frank Penn, trustee; Molly Shoulta, former Student Government Association president; Harold Tallant, chairman, faculty committee; and J. Guthrie True, a trustee and a former board chairman.

In its charge to the presidential search committee, the board of trustees, by unanimous vote, emphasized by resolution the desire of the trustees to find a president who has a strong commitment to the Christian faith and academic freedom.

Related stories from Lexington Herald Leader