The Board of Visitors Have Chosen the Next CNU President

Details to be announced in the near future


The Rector of the Board of Visitors and CNU alumnus, Lindsay Carney Smith, addressed the university community in an email on Jan. 11 to faculty, employees and students. Smith announced in her email that a candidate had been unanimously chosen as the next CNU president. 


She explained that the Board of Visitors (BOV) had met last semester to go over the candidate recommendations made by the Presidential Search Committee and that the committee’s work is officially complete.  


Smith said, “We received the best of what Higher Education has to offer in our applicant pool and it will be obvious when the new President is announced that the new President will guide and collaborate with us on the fulfillment of our core values – putting students first; offering outstanding teaching; remaining committed to liberal learning; providing access and opportunity; and actively engaging in shaping the economic, civic and cultural life of our community.”


The BOV met on Nov 18, 2022 and vetted the candidates proposed by the committee. Following this, the BOV started the candidate interview process in mid Dec with the help of two faculty members, Dr. Rachel Holland and Dr. Tatiana Rizova. 


Smith will provide further details about events, announcements, and meet and greets in the future.