Dear Alumni,

It is our honor to lead the IMSA Presidential Search Committee (PSC) which is charged with nominating to the Board of Trustees the individual who will serve as the next President replacing Dr. José M. Torres retiring at the end of the academic year. As an alum, I understand the desire to have a voice in the IMSA experience and the importance of diverse perspectives in the process.

The PSC is committed to a transparent and inclusive process and we would like to extend an invitation to you to apply for consideration to serve as the alumni representative on the search committee. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is September 23, 2020.

We have asked the IMSA Local Council 604 to review faculty applications, IAA to review alumni applicants and the Senior Leadership Team to review staff applications. Each group will nominate three finalists from their respective applicant pools and present them to us by September 30, 2020. Additionally, we have asked Cabinet to select their representative.

The Trustee members of the PSC will select one faculty representative, one staff representative, and one alumni representative based on an individual’s commitment to IMSA, their ability to be a strong contributor to the PSC, and their ability to fulfill the PSC member expectations in addition to the following criteria:

Please refer to the PSC Nomination and Selection summary document which succinctly captures the details, deadlines and deliverables of the PSC application, nomination and selection process.

On behalf of the Committee, thank you for your interest. Please visit the Presidential Search webpage for updates and FAQs. We welcome and appreciate your thoughtful comments and suggestions. Please direct any questions to me at


Dr. Erin Roche '89
Chair, Presidential Search Committee