Students and administrators have given their input at several listening sessions over the last month about what qualities they’d like to see in the next president and dean of Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Staff and faculty members will get their chance starting this week.
It’s all part of the first phase of the national search for Mitchell Hamline’s next leader, which is expected to take until at least the end of 2019. The new president and dean would start July 1, 2020.
Mitchell Hamline’s board of trustees appointed a 12-member search committee in April. That group has hosted the listening sessions with key stakeholders and intends this month to hire a search consultant, who will conduct more sessions to gather input as well as help recruit and screen candidates.
Also this month, a web page on the Mitchell Hamline site is scheduled to launch which will include all the latest developments in the search process as well as important information about the school and application instructions for prospective candidates.
As the search proceeds, leadership of the school remains in the hands of President and Dean Mark C. Gordon through the end of June 2019. At that point, Dean Gordon will begin a one-year sabbatical, after which he plans to return to Mitchell Hamline as a tenured professor of law.
Professor Peter B. Knapp, currently associate dean for academic affairs, will lead the school on an interim basis from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, and will not be a candidate in the dean search.
To offer input on the search process, email firstname.lastname@example.org. While your comments are vitally important to the committee, you may not receive a personalized response.