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A search is underway for Providence College’s 13th president, a Dominican friar who will replace Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 at the conclusion of his 15-year tenure in 2020.

  • September 16, 2019 Search Update
    Dear Members of the Providence College Community:

    As Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, I am pleased to provide you with an update on the status of the Committee’s work to-date.

    Applications for president were accepted between July 15 – August 23, 2019. The Committee carefully reviewed all submitted applicant documents, and face-to-face interviews were held on September 12 with each individual candidate. The Search Committee now has concluded its work, and finalists have been selected to continue to the next phase of the search process.

    The finalists will be on campus sometime over the next two weeks to meet with members of the President’s Cabinet, as well as with representatives of the faculty and the student body. Once the on-campus interviews are completed, and feedback is received from the participants, the Committee will provide its final recommendations to the full Board of Trustees.

    I am most grateful to the members of the Presidential Search Committee for so generously sharing their time and talent in service to the College for this important undertaking.

    Robert Clark ’80
    Presidential Search Committee Chair

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