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Firm Chosen to Lead Search for New President

The Antioch College Board Pro Tempore announced today the retention of the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search for the new President of Antioch College.

”The Board believes that this presidency offers a great opportunity for a visionary individual who is eager to embark upon a unique challenge to help create a transformational liberal arts college,” said University Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center Frances Degen Horowitz ’55, Vice President of the Board and Chairman of the Search Committee.

John M. Isaacson, principal of the firm, will lead the search. Work has already begun and it is the hope of the Board to announce its selection by mid-summer or early fall. The current interim president, Matthew Derr ‘89, will serve until the new president assumes office.

About Antioch College

Antioch College is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences located in the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Founded in 1852, with Horace Mann as its first president it counts among its accomplished alumni Nobel Prize recipients and numerous MacArthur “Genius” Prize awardees. The College has a historic legacy at the vanguard of progressive education through its work-study-community governance curriculum and was among the first colleges in the United States to offer equal educational opportunity to African Americans and women. Antioch College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

On Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 the keys to Antioch College were transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Corporation. That action marked the college’s return, after 30 years as part of a university system, to being an independent liberal arts college. Thanks to the unprecedented support of its alumni, and under its direction, a target date for welcoming students back to campus has been set for the fall, 2011.