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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Search Committee Named

May 17, 2012

      William Schindel
  William Schindel

Chairman of the Board of Trustees William Fenoglio announced today that fellow trustee William Schindel has agreed to serve as chairman of the search committee to select the next president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The search committee will narrow the field of candidates and make a recommendation of the finalists to the Board of Trustees. The next president will succeed Matt Branam, who died suddenly on April 20.

"Bill Schindel is committed to the future path of Rose-Hulman and will provide excellent leadership to guide this process forward," said Fenoglio. "As a longtime trustee, successful entrepreneur and engineer, and former faculty member at Rose-Hulman, Bill has a unique perspective on our current needs."

Schindel is president of ICTT System Sciences of Terre Haute. He has been very active with his alma mater since earning bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics. As a trustee, Schindel is currently the chairman of the academic affairs committee and serves on the executive and planning committee. He has also been active with The "Great" Debate, the institute's current strategic planning process. 

The search committee is comprised of trustees David Hannum, Chris Mack, Darin Moody and Andy Williams; faculty representatives Patsy Brackin, Kay C Dee, Ed Doering and Craig Downing; administration and staff representatives Sarah Forbes, Jim Goecker, Kevin Hewerdine, and Kristen Loyd; alumni representative Jeff Myers; and student representative Nick Addante.

"We will conduct the search by employing best practices from the nation's finest higher education institutions," said Fenoglio. The process may take a year to complete.