In October 2021, Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN, announced her intention to conclude her 43-year tenure as President of Emmanuel College. The Board of Trustees is now conducting a national search for her successor – a dynamic leader committed to advancing the College as a transformative force in the lives of students and in our society.
The position description for the President of Emmanuel College reflects the input of the Search Committee and the College community.
The purpose of the committee is to lead and manage the search process and, with the assistance of the College’s consultant partners from AGB Search, to identify, recruit and recommend to the Board of Trustees the strongest possible candidates for the presidency. The members of the Presidential Search Committee are broadly representative of the Emmanuel College Community.
|Nancy Kleniewski, Ph.D. ’70||Co-Chair of the Search Committee and Trustee; President Emerita, State University of New York at Oneonta|
|Margaret L. McKenna ’83||Co-Chair of the Search Committee and Chair of Board of Trustees; Senior Advisor, Fidelity Investments|
|Christopher Borges, Ph.D. ’10||Trustee; Senior Principal Scientist, Cell and Genome Engineering, Sanofi|
|Sister Mary Farren, SNDdeN ’69||Trustee; Provincial Leadership Team, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur – East-West Province|
|Josef Kurtz, Ph.D.||Vice President of Academic Affairs|
|Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D. ’81||Trustee; Vice President and Dean of Students, Wellesley College|
|Thomas J. Hynes, Jr||Vice Chair of Board of Trustees; Co-Chairman, Colliers International|
|William Leonard, Ph.D.||Associate Professor of History|
|Eileen Milien||Class of 2022|
|Erin Farmer Noonan||Vice President of Human Resources, Risk Management and Compliance; Title IX Coordinator|
|Ana Otero, Ph.D.||Senior Lecturer of Biology|
|Candace A. Race||Trustee; Marketing Executive|
|Kathy Soles, M.F.A. '73||Professor of Art|
An update on the Presidential Search from Committee Co-Chairs Margaret L. McKenna ’83 and Nancy Kleniewski, Ph.D. ’70.
Emmanuel’s nationwide search for highly qualified presidential candidates is officially under way. To assist this effort, we have created a Presidential Search webpage where you can find updates on the search process, along with information about the Search Committee and our executive search consultancy, AGB Search.
Since Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN, announced her intention to conclude her 43-year tenure as President of Emmanuel College, the Board of Trustees has begun a national search for her successor. This appointment is among the Board’s most important responsibilities, and we are committed to ensuring a search process that is thoughtful, thorough and inclusive. To advance these aims, the Board has established a Presidential Search Committee comprising individuals from across the Emmanuel College community.
Margaret L. McKenna ’83, Chair of the Emmanuel College Board of Trustees, shares and update about the presidential search process.