Meharry Medical College Hires Presidential Search Firm

The Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College announced today that it has selected Spencer Stuart,
a leading global executive search consulting firm, to help identify the next president of the historic institution.


The Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College announced today that it has selected Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search consulting firm, to help identify the next president of the historic institution.

Spencer Stuart participated in a competitive bid process led by the Presidential Search Committee that was appointed in the spring to launch the search for a new president.

“Meharry is a proud institution with a rich history of caring for those who are often forgotten in our society,” said Jim Williams, chair of the search committee. “Our new president will have the important task of carrying on and continuing to grow that legacy.”

“Spencer Stuart’s Healthcare Services Practice has extensive experience in identifying and assessing talented leaders in academic medical centers,” said Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., a Spencer Stuart consultant.  “Its team is pleased to partner with the Board of Trustees of such a historically and critically important health science education institution as Meharry.”

The 12th president will succeed Dr. A. Cherrie Epps, who will continue to lead the organization until the new president is appointed.  The Presidential Search Committee will work with Spencer Stuart to develop a timeline and key steps toward securing a new leader within the coming months.

Founded in 1876, Meharry has long been recognized as one of the finest institutions for medical, dental and biomedical science education in the nation. Dedicated to eliminating health disparities through education, research and patient care, Meharry is consistently recognized as a top producer of primary care physicians, dentists and biomedical scientists as well as public health and health policy leaders. For nearly 140 years, Meharry alumni, students, staff and faculty have fulfilled and continue to live the college’s mission of educating health care providers and researchers to serve the underserved.