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SMC welcomes candidates

Anneliese Woolford | Monday, November 10, 2003

Throughout this week, Saint Mary’s will welcome the last three of four presidential candidates to campus, offering each an opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, students and to become acquainted with the College’s atmosphere.The first candidate visited campus Thursday and Friday and held the first student-candidate luncheon Friday afternoon. According to students who attended, the candidate was helpful in answering questions about their past background and qualifications. Students will be granted equal time to meet with the other three candidates at scheduled luncheons throughout the week.Also included in each candidate’s visit is the Heritage Presentation, a campus tour, a tour of South Bend, dinner, an open meeting with faculty and staff, and meetings with the Congregation Leadership Team, Sister Joan Marie Steadman, chair of the board, administrators, hourly staff and the Administrative Council.The second presidential candidate will arrive at Saint Mary’s today and depart early Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after the second’s departure, the third candidate will arrive on campus and stay until Wednesday afternoon. The fourth and final candidate will arrive Wednesday evening and depart Friday evening.Each candidate’s visitation schedule is available to be viewed online at the Presidential Search Web site, a component of the Saint Mary’s homepage. Candidate’s names and resumes are also available online to those with on-campus Internet access. The information is posted 24 hours before each candidate’s arrival. Feedback forms are accessible for on-campus viewing following each visit. In the interest of maintaining a fair search process, The Observer has chosen not to publish information from the student-candidate luncheons until all four candidates have concluded their visits to campus.