Whitman College Presidential Search
Whitman is preparing to embark on a national search for the College's 14th president. Current President Dr. George Bridges will conclude his service in the College's top leadership position on June 30, 2015, having completed many of the goals established at the outset of his 10-year tenure.
Over the past nearly ten years, Whitman has significantly increased the number of tenure track faculty positions and the racial and ethnic diversity of the student body, launched the Global Studies Initiative, created programs to advance innovation in teaching and learning, dramatically increased student involvement in faculty research, and begun planning a new major in computer science. The College has also completed major capital projects, which have included: establishing a center to advance dialogue among students, faculty and staff on diversity and intercultural issues; constructing new buildings dedicated to art, fitness, and student health/wellness; and completing major renovations of its theatre, science facilities, administrative offices, and varsity athletic venues. One of the College's most notable initiatives is the endowment campaign that was launched in November 2011. The $150 million campaign will conclude in June 2015. The current value of the College's endowment exceeds $500 million.
The next President will have a remarkable opportunity to build on the strengths of Whitman College working with its faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, partners and friends to advance a strategic vision for the College's future.
About Whitman College
Founded in 1882, Whitman College is a highly selective private, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian residential liberal arts and sciences undergraduate college located in Walla Walla, Washington. The College is home to approximately 1,500 undergraduate students exploring forty-five departmental majors that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Whitman College students develop capacities to analyze, interpret, criticize, communicate, and engage, and a concentration on basic disciplines, in combination with a supportive residential life program, fosters intellectual vitality, confidence, leadership, and the flexibility to succeed in a changing technological, multicultural world.