The Vice-Chancellor Search Committee members and process have been announced, and constituent input is invited.

University of the South regents Joseph DeLozier, C’77, and Margaret McLarty, the chair and vice chair of the Vice-Chancellor Search Committee, have named the following members to serve on the committee: Robert Skirving, H’15, chancellor of the University; John Bauerschmidt, H’07, bishop of Tennessee; Mary Ellen Fagan, C’20, student in the College; Jay Fisher, C’79, deputy secretary of the Board of Trustees; John Ford, former regent; Reid Funston, C’86, regent; Marichal Gentry, C’86, College staff member; Virginia “Fairlie” Herron, C’92, alumni trustee; Benjamin King, School of Theology faculty member; Andrea Mansker, College faculty member; Thelma “Nikki” Mathis, T’08, diocesan trustee; Jon Meacham, C’91, former regent; Deon Miles, College faculty member; Katherine Nielsen, regent; Ruth Sanchez, C’86, College faculty member.

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been retained to assist the Search Committee.

The Search Committee invites input from various members of the University community as it determines the qualities and characteristics for the next vice-chancellor. University constituents have been invited to share their thoughts about the characteristics and qualities desired in the next vice-chancellor by taking an anonymous survey. Results will be shared with the Search Committee and the search consultants. 

In addition, a series of on-campus forums will solicit input from students, faculty, staff members, and the Sewanee community.

The search consultant and members of the Search Committee will join the trustees and regents during their meeting on Oct. 10 and 11.  

Based on the information received through the survey and constituent meetings, the Search Committee will compile a vice-chancellor profile and requirements to begin the search process. Over the winter months the Search Committee will continue its work in anticipation of an election of the 17th vice-chancellor by the Board of Trustees in early spring.

Anyone with a question about the search may direct it to One of the committee members will respond.