Throughout my years of work with Collegium, I’ve had many meaningful experiences as a Fellow, a Faculty Mentor and as a Board Member. I’ve just begun work on what I see as the most important challenge in all of those years, which is serving as the Chair of the Search Committee tasked with recommending the next Director of Collegium to the Board of Directors next fall. As you likely read in his article in this issue, Tom Landy, the current and founding Director of Collegium has decided to end his term in that position after the June 2022 summer colloquy, which is Collegium’s 30th anniversary.
The Board of Directors has done a thorough and thoughtful job outlining the process by which the Search Committee will function, including the overall composition of the committee, to ensure that it includes individuals with a range of types of engagements with Collegium. I am honored and blessed to be taking on this task with the following team:
- Karen Anderson (Stonehill College)
- Rob Bellin (College of the Holy Cross), Committee Chair
- David Crowley (Assumption College)
- Nancy Dallavalle (Fairfield University)
- Angela Kim Harkins (Boston College)
- Fr. Dennis Holtschneider (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities)
- Kaye Whitehead (Loyola University Maryland)
As we work, the Search Committee will utilize the Collegium website to provide information ranging from the position description to the process that will be used in the search at the following address: www.collegium.org/director-search
No one will ever be able to be truly replace Tom, based on all he has given and done to make Collegium the special program it is, but it is essential for the continued vitality and success of Collegium that we identify the next Director in the most thoughtful way possible. I thank you for your support as we move forward with this work. I encourage you to consider if serving as the Director of Collegium may be a part of your future, or if there are other Collegium alumni with whom you have worked that you think would bring the necessary special energy and vision to the position.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or recommendations: rbellin [at] holycross.edu