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The full position description and qualifications for this role,
as well as the application guidelines, strategic goals of the college,
members of the Presidential Search Committee, the search timeline, and other materials related to the search
are available for review on
Donnelly’s web site at donnelly.edu/presidentialsearch.
Nominations and applications
can be submitted electronically
in confidence to: email@example.com,
referencing project 13-899.
All candidate referrals will be held in the strictest confidence.
The Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the seventh President of Donnelly College in our 64-year history. A comprehensive search led by Donnelly Board Chair Dan Haake and a committee made up of trustees, faculty and administrators is currently reviewing applications.
The Board also is pleased to announce Robert R. Bartunek as Interim President.
“Bob has demonstrated exceptional insight into the challenges and opportunities facing Donnelly,” said Donnelly’s outgoing president, Steve LaNasa. “He has exercised sound leadership, generated engagement from new constituencies, and has been a voice of appreciation for the work of our faculty and staff and the contributions of our volunteers and benefactors.”
Bartunek has been a member of Donnelly’s Board of Trustees since 2005, and served as Board Chair from 2010-2012.
“As a Board, we were unanimously pleased with Bob’s commitment and willingness to take on these responsibilities while maintaining his involvement in his law practice.”
Bartunek, a shareholder at the law firm of Seigfreid Bingham, has more than 35 years of legal experience, primarily representing a variety of closely-held businesses and their owners, trade associations and other tax-exempt organizations.
“I’m honored to serve Donnelly in this way,” Bartunek said. “I have a long history with the college and believe it’s important to continue the progress that Steve initiated while the Board carries out its search for the next president. I am looking forward to working more closely with the fantastic faculty and staff in carrying out the important mission of Donnelly, and to getting to know some of the friends of the college better.”
This semester, nearly 85% of Donnelly students are first generation college students. Our commitment to keep tuition affordable and to provide financial assistance to students who show promise has opened the doors to higher education to thousands of area students.
“We are blessed to have someone of his tenure on the board to step up in this way,” said Donnelly Trustee Dan Braum, ’71. “What touched me the most was his motivation to continue our recent unprecedented growth. He cares so much about this college, and will ensure not only a smooth presidential transition, but also continued progress towards Donnelly’s strategic plan.”