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Presidential Search Committee Update

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, the Presidential Search Committee (PSC) held its seventh meeting. Once again, the PSC is pleased to provide an update as to the current state of its search process. 

The PSC determined that 22 candidates, rather than 19 as indicated in its last update (01-28-2015), are to be interviewed individually by telephone by Dimitra Manis, a human resource executive and a PSC member. As of Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 19 candidates have been interviewed. The remaining three candidates will be interviewed by March 1, 2015. The Committee continues to be impressed by the intellect, personal attributes, skills, and character of the candidates. 

Next Steps

The revised timetable for the search is as follows:



Feb 28

PSC meeting: to determine semi-finalists

Mar 17

PSC meeting

Mar 30-31

Off-campus PSC face–to-face interviews with semi-finalists

Mar 31

PSC meeting to determine finalists

Apr 01-18

Conduct reference checks and due diligence on finalists

Week of 
Apr 20th

On-campus visits of finalists: Seek input from HCHC constituencies: Executive Committee, Senior Administrators and representatives from the Faculties, Administration, students, alumni, Philoptochos, Leadership 100, etc. 

Week of 
Apr 27th

PSC meeting to determine final nominees for Board of Trustees

May 01

Meeting of Board of Trustees to elect the 21st President

As we participate in the spiritual journey of the Great Fast and experience the Passion and the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, may our Triune God instill within us His Holy Spirit, enabling us to elect a most worthy candidate to serve as the 21st President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Καλή Μεγάλη Σαρακοστή

Presidential Search Committee

Thomas C. Lelon, PhD
Committee Chair
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

George Alex, MBA
At-Large Representative, Board of Trustees

Robert P. Badavas, CPA
Corporate Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Helen A. Carlos, BA
Institutional Advancement Committee Chair, Board of Trustees

Rev. Thomas FitzGerald, ThD
Holy Cross faculty
Professor of Church History and Historical Theology 

Dimitra Manis, BPG-HRM
Human resources executive, Archdiocesan Cathedral Council

Aristotle Michopoulos, PhD
Hellenic College faculty
Professor and Chair, Classics and Greek Studies