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June 16, 2021

Presidential Search Committee update

To the University community:

As you know, in May, the University solicited nominations from our community for individuals to serve on La Salle’s Presidential Search Committee. On behalf of the Committee’s two Vice Chairs, I extend my gratitude to all who submitted nominations. It was important that our Committee include a diverse group of Lasallians and represent the voices of our faculty, staff, students, Christian Brothers, Trustees, and alumni.

After a thorough review, the two Vice Chairs of the Presidential Search Committee and I have extended invitations to the selected individuals. I’m happy to announce the members of our Committee:

  • Faculty
    • Swee-Lim Chia, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Marketing (Committee Vice Chair)
    • Jan Ambrose, Ph.D., Professor, Finance
    • Kathleen A. Bogle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice
    • Maureen O’Connell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Religion and Theology
    • Mary Wilby, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Staff
    • Brian Baptiste, J.D., Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation
    • Kathleen Czekanski, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • Laura Cilia, Coordinator for Sexual Misconduct Advocacy & Education, Student Wellness Services
    • Joanne Woods, M.A. ’14, Director of the BUSCA Program
  • Student
    • Aaron Srinivasan, ’22
  • Christian Brother
    • Ernest J. Miller, FSC, D.Min., M.A. ’95, Vice President of Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Trustees
    • AmyLynn Flood, CPA, ’95 (Committee Chair)
    • Meg Kane, ’03 (Committee Vice Chair)
    • Peter M. DiBattiste, M.D., ’78
    • Robert Graham, ’85
    • Robert Schaefer, ’89, M.A. ’95, FSC
  • Parent/Trustee
    • John S. Grady Jr., ’89
  • Alumni
    • John Fries, ’66
    • Terry Jackson, ’79, Ed.D.

The full membership of the Presidential Search Committee will convene by the end of this month to review all options and select a search firm partner for this important process. Once a search partner has been selected, we will conduct multiple listening sessions in late summer and into early September. This critical measure will help the Committee collect valuable insights and gather input from our campus community as we determine the preferred characteristics of our next University President.

As our work continues, I encourage you to review the charge of the Presidential Search Committee. We will provide regular updates as the process moves forward. If you have questions related to the process, please email


AmyLynn Flood, ’95
Chair, La Salle University Presidential Search Committee
Vice Chair, La Salle University Board of Trustees