Feb. 6, 2017

TO: The Buena Vista University Community
FROM: Norm Nielsen, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee
I want to thank everyone who participated in the campus visits with the four finalists being considered for the presidency of Buena Vista University. I must first mention, however, that Susan Donovan has withdrawn as a candidate so we now have three individuals, all of whom have been invited and have accepted to interview with the Board of Trustees later this week. As those interviews are completed and the process of selecting our next president moves forward, we will keep you informed as we have news to report. We had over 200 cumulative responses from all of you regarding the three candidates who will be interviewed by the board. For that, I am very appreciative. The information that you provided will be very helpful in the decision-making process.

Thank you for your efforts.