Bethany LogoThe Presidential Search Committee met on Saturday, February 20, 2016 to continue its work in identifying Bethany College’s next president.

At the search committee meeting, members reviewed and adopted a rating form that will be used to assess applicants for the search, ensuring all candidates are evaluated by a clear and consistent set of criteria, according the Sean Patty, committee chair and member of the Bethany College Board of Directors.

Members of the search committee will begin reviewing the applicant files and meet again on April 1 when the pool of candidates will be narrowed to a smaller group.

“I am pleased by the level of candidate interest expressed thus far and I am confident we will be successful when the process is complete,” Patty said.

Patty encourages the campus and the wider community to consider persons who might provide strong and effective leadership for Bethany to apply for the position. “As names come to mind, I would ask you to forward them to us so that we might be in contact with them,” he said. “A number of you have taken advantage of this opportunity. You may also contact our Search Consultant Richard L. Torgerson.”

Torgerson may be contacted at or (563) 380-4919. A profile with details regarding the position and how to apply can be found on the College website at The search committee can also be reached by email at: