Miller TowerThe committee searching for the next president of Colby is evaluating candidates as the process moves forward, reported Michael Gordon ’66, chair of the Presidential
Search Committee.

Gordon said he is encouraged by the process so far and confident of an excellent outcome for the College. “The feedback our candidates are sharing … confirms what we believe to be true—that Colby is held in very high regard in the world, both inside and outside of higher education,” he said in an e-mail to the Colby community on July 8.

The search has moved into a silent phase as evaluations continue, Gordon said, though two lines of communication with the committee remain open: the comment box on the search website and the e-mail address

Letters can be sent to the committee in care of Sally Baker at 4600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901.


President William D. Adams, on sabbatical this summer, will return to campus for the academic year. President since 2000, Adams will soon begin his last year at Colby.