Duke Parents Newsletter- December 2016
Statement from Jack Bovender, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee
I have been a loyal Blue Devil since I first came to Duke as a freshman in the fall of 1963. One of the great honors of my life has been being invited to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees, and to play a small part in Duke’s continuing ascent.
The most important job a board performs is the selection of a president, so when David Rubenstein, chair of the Board of Trustees, asked me to lead the search for Dick Brodhead’s successor, I was deeply honored, of course, but also very aware that it had to be done right in order to achieve the best outcome. For me, doing it right involved several key steps.