Letter From Meharry Medical College Chairman
of the Presidential Search Committee

October 20, 2014


James Williams

James E. Williams
Chairman, Presidential Search Committee

Dear Meharrians,

On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, I want to let you know that we are grateful for this opportunity and fully aware of the magnitude of our assignment. Identifying and recommending the next President of Meharry Medical College to the Board of Trustees is a significant responsibility – one that will impact the academic, health care, national and local landscapes for generations to come. 

 Meharry Medical College has a distinct legacy and unique purpose of meeting the health care needs of the underserved through education, research and patient care.  The Presidential Search Committee is devoted to finding the right leader for Meharry Medical College – one who is a visionary, as well as a pragmatist; one who will maintain the sustainability of this institution while at the same time shape it in preparation for the unforeseen future.

This committee has been working closely with Spencer Stuart to outline key steps in the process and develop a timeline.  Our goal is to have recommendations to the Board of Trustees and a final selection by Spring 2015.

 If you know of anyone who may be interested in participating as a candidate in this process, he or she should contact Deborah Prothrow-Stith at Spencer Stuart at 617.797.4844.

James E. Williams
Chairman, Presidential Search Committee