September 26, 2023

Presidential Search Message from Rector Cuellar

Dear Members of the University Community,

I want to thank those of you who were able to participate in the recent open forums and other opportunities for stakeholder input regarding the UMW presidential search.  Our consultant, Martin Baker, and I learned a great deal from the various forums and are grateful for the engagement by many members of the University community.  The feedback garnered will inform the institutional leadership profile to be used in cultivating a strong pool of candidates for the University’s next president.

If you were unable to participate in any of the events, you are invited to provide your input through the online Stakeholder Submission Form, which is available on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee website:

The site will update the community during each step of the process.

Thank you for your interest and support in this most important endeavor.


Holly T. Cuellar, ‘89
Rector, Board of Visitors
Chair, Presidential Search Advisory Committee
University of Mary Washington