Presidential Search

Presidential Search

Welcome to the Eastern Oregon University presidential search. 

Appointing the next president of Eastern Oregon University is one of the most important activities undertaken by the Board of Trustees. It is a complex and multifaceted process, involving the entire University community. 

Board Resolution 22-08 establishes the search process. This website will be updated regularly with information about the search process. 

Latest Updates


January 9

EOU search consultant visits campus

EOU search consultant visits campus Jan. 10, 2023 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University is taking the next steps in the search process for a new president with the development of a leadership profile.  On Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10, Dr. Dick Merriman with Summit Search Solutions will be on campus in […]


December 13

Search for EOU’s next president begins

Dec. 13, 2022 Search for EOU’s next president begins LA GRANDE, Ore. – The search for Eastern Oregon University’s next president took its next step last Thursday when the 22-member Presidential Search Committee held its first meeting.  The committee, made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members, is chaired by retired trustee and […]

Presidential Search Committee

At the board of trustees meeting on Nov. 9, 2022, Board Chair Cheryl Martin announced the 22 member Presidential Search committee. Members were chosen after extensive engagement with staff, faculty, students and the broader community. To see the Presidential Search Committee, click the button below.


There are many steps to the presidential search process as noted in Board Resolution 22-08.  Further detail is provided in this search timeline.

Contact Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Comments or questions can be emailed to the Board of Trustees at

To read the FAQ, please visit