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2009 News Releases

Longwood selects Presidential Search Firm

May 21, 2009

Marge Connelly, rector of the Longwood University Board of Visitors, has announced that the executive search firm of Academic Search Inc., has been retained to assist Longwood University in hiring its next president.
Academic Search, based in Washington, D.C., started in 1976 with the goal to provide colleges and universities with highly-professional, individually-focused search services modeled on best practices in other sectors.  For over three decades, Academic Search has built a dossier of premier clients and earned a reputation for integrity, efficiency, and confidentiality. It is the country's largest and oldest search firm specializing exclusively in higher education.
Leading the Longwood University search will be Dr. Jessica S. Kozloff, President Emerita of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she served as president for 13 years.  During her presidency, she served on the NCAA Presidents Council, the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and  as chair of the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. Prior to joining Bloomsburg University, Dr. Kozloff served as vice president for academic and student affairs for the State Colleges of Colorado, a system of four regional campuses.  She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Board of Visitors and the Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee will work closely with Dr. Kozloff on the presidential search.  The university-wide search committee consists of five members of the Longwood University Board of Visitors, one dean, three faculty members, two staff members, one student, the president of the Alumni Board and the president of the Longwood University Foundation.  Longwood University expects to complete its search by early 2010.

For more information on Longwood's presidential search, please visit the Presidential Search web site.