Statement on Option for Tandberg to Apply

After careful consideration and numerous informative and supportive conversations with campus and San Luis Valley community members, the Adams State University Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs Jonathan Marquez, Class of 2013, and Mark Martinez, Class of 2013, recommended allowing David Tandberg, Ph.D., interim president, to apply for the permanent presidential position, if he so chooses. During the open meeting on Friday, January 20, the Board of Trustees approved the option.

“We truly wanted the search to be free of distractions for the interim president; essentially allowing Dr. Tandberg to focus on moving the university forward in the areas of admissions, campus morale, and financial prudence, especially,” noted Marquez. “However, the input from the campus and community to allow Dr. Tandberg to apply was significant, thus the shift in that application stipulation.”

If he applies, Dr. Tandberg will be considered as a candidate. “We are looking forward to having a competitive and diverse pool of candidates in our search for Adams State’s next president,” Marquez added.
The presidential search committee commissioned WittKieffer, a nationally recognized executive search firm, to assist in the process. The search committee aims to have a new president named by the end of the academic year in May.

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