Search committee named for VP/Treas.

by Jay Krehbiel | 11/20/98 6:00am

Nearly six months after former Vice President and Treasurer Lynn Hutton left her position, the College has named a committee to begin the search for candidates to fill the position of vice president and treasurer of the college.

In addition to faculty and administrators, the Student Assembly will help choose one student to join the committee in its search.

Hutton announced her resignation at the beginning of Spring term, when the College was still looking for a new president and provost to replace former President James Freedman and Provost James Wright, both of whom had announced their resignations.

Associate Dean of the Social Sciences Jamshed Bharucha will chair the vice president and treasurer search committee, which also includes Acting Provost Constance Brickenhoff, Dean of the Thayer School Lewis Duncan, Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs Stanley Colla, Professor of Economics Nancy Marion, and Michael Knetter from the Tuck School.

To add a student to the committee, the Assembly will nominate several students to be interviewed by Bharucha, who will then choose one.

A student's input will be important to the selection process because they will bring unique views to the committee, Bharucha said.

Though the committee has yet to meet, there are already plans to publish advertisements in the Chronicle for Higher Education and other publications after establishing a formal job description.

The committee will also send letters to well known educators across the country to ask them to recommend possible applicants.

All applicants will be interviewed by the committee, which will present a short list to the president, who will make the final decision.

The committee not only hopes to find a candidate who can carry out the basic duties of the position, but also someone who has proven experience working at an institution of Dartmouth's size and non-profit nature, in addition to being able to work well with the various constituencies and organizations of the College, Bharucha said.

Bharucha said the committee tentatively hopes to present its choices to Wright by the spring.

Hutton left last year to become the vice president and chief financial officer of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a private institution in Chicago, Ill.

The vice president and treasurer of the College reports directly to the president and is responsible for overseeing the investing of the College's endowment.

Reporting to the treasurer are the directors of Administrative Services, Human Resources, Dartmouth Dining Services and the Manager of the Hanover Inn among others.

The vice president is also an ex-officio member of the trustee and faculty committees relevant to the position.