Presidential Search

Search Committee

The Presidential Search Committee is committed to an inclusive and thorough approach to Elms College’s search for its next president and will actively seek input from all sectors of the Elms College community. The search committee is charged by the Board of Trustees to advertise the position nationally, screen and interview candidates and identify the finalists. The College bylaws require the Board of Trustees select the new President.

The search committee for the next president is comprised of trustees, faculty and administration representatives, a student representative, alumni, staff, a diocesan representative and a representative for the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Cynthia Lyons, presidential search committee co-chair
Chair, Board of Trustees
Community Leader, Western Mass Community Org.

Regina Hitchery '71, presidential search committee co-chair
Board of Trustee member
Vice President of Human Resources, Alcoa Inc. (retired)

Paul Stelzer
Board of Trustee member
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
President, Appleton Corporation 

Richard Bourgeois
Board of Trustee member
Senior Vice President, Mass Mutual Financial Group

Kathi Donahue
Board of Trustee member
Senior Vice President, Chicopee Savings 

Gina Golash Kos
Board of Trustee member
Executive Director, Sunshine Village 

Carolyn Jacobs
Board of Trustee member
Dean Emerita and Elizabeth Marting Threuhaft Professor
Smith College School for Social Work 

Kathleen Riordan '67
Board of Trustee member
Springfield Public Schools (retired) 

Sr. Maxyne Schneider, SSJ '65
Sisters of St. Joseph Representative
President, Congregation of Sisters of St Joseph

Wayne McCary
Diocesan Representative
Diocese of Springfield
President, Eastern States Exposition

Judith Zeh '77
Alumni Representative
President, Elms Alumni Association 

Daisy Hernandez
Student Representative
Founder/Co-President, Diversity Leadership Council 

Maureen Holland '85
Faculty Representative
Director of Social Work

Martin Pion
Faculty Representative
Director, Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies

Elizabeth Hukowicz
Administrative Representative
Dean, Elms College School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Bernadette Nowakowski '89
Professional Staff Representative
Director of Development and Legacy Giving

Timeline &
Events

Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D. Campus Visit

January 30-31, 2017

Mary K. Boyd, Ph.D. Campus Visit

January 25-26, 2017

Sean J. Ryan, Ed.D. Campus Visit

January 23-24, 2017

Semi-Finalist Candidate Interviews Scheduled

December 17-18

Semi-Finalist Candidates Selected

December 5

RH Perry Campus Visit

September 21-22