Naropa University Will Announce the Appointment of a New President

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The presidential appointment comes at the culmination of a nationwide search for a new leader of the university.

Naropa University Press Conference - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Naropa University will announce the appointment of a new President. The presidential appointment comes at the culmination of a nationwide search for a new leader of the university. For more information please go to

Martin Janowitz, chair board of trustees
Thomas B. Coburn, Naropa's departing president
Andrew Schelling, board faculty trustee
David Kerr, search committee student representative
Suzanne Benally, search committee staff representative
Naropa University's new president

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 from 10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.

Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, Colo., Administration Building, Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor.

Naropa University's Presidential Search Committee comprised of trustee, faculty, student, and staff representatives began work in July 2008, with the search consultancy firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. In December 2008, the Search Committee reviewed and interviewed the top candidates. In mid-January 2009, the top two candidates came to the campus to make formal presentations and engage with Naropa's faculty, staff and students. Following the on-campus sessions and all the input received, the Search Committee recommended the appointment to the Board of Trustees on March 1, 2009. The board confirmed the search committee's recommendation. Board of Trustees Chair Martin Janowitz will announce the appointment at a press conference on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology and religious studies.

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Sue Seecof
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