Forum President and CEO Search

The Forum has begun a search for a new President and CEO. The search process is being led by a search committee appointed by the Forum’s Board of Directors, with guidance from an executive search firm. Input from the membership will be sought to develop a new position description that reflects the vision and collective voice of The Forum on Education Abroad. Regular updates will be provided on the Forum’s website and questions may be sent to

Executive Search Committee

The Forum’s Board of Directors has established a search committee to evaluate qualified candidates and provide recommendations to the Board. The Executive Search Committee will provide regular updates through The Forum website as the search for new organizational leadership progresses over the next few months. Consistent with The Forum’s bylaws, the Board of Directors will have the final decision-making authority on the selection of the new President and CEO. The following individuals have been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve on the Executive Search Committee.

  • Representing the Board of Directors – John Lucas, Chair of the Search Committee, Kerry Edmonds and Enda Carroll
  • Representing the Forum Council – Alicia Stanley
  • Representing the membership at large – Darren Gallant

Nominations to Serve as the Membership Representative on the Executive Search Committee

The Search Committee is currently accepting nominations through Monday, April 16, to serve as the Membership Representative on the Executive Search Committee. The requirements include:

  • Work at a Forum member institution/organization and be active in The Forum
  • A mid-career professional with 5-10 years of experience in the field of education abroad

To self-nominate to serve in this capacity, please send the following by Monday, April 16 to

  • Recommendations from two individuals at Forum member institutions or organizations other than your own
  • A personal statement outlining how you have demonstrated leadership in your current role (up to one page)

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Executive Search Firms

The Executive Search Committee invites proposals from executive search firms. The executive search firm will work with the Board of Directors, Forum Council, Forum staff, and membership to provide input into the position description for the role of President and CEO and conduct a focused search for qualified candidates. Input from the membership will be sought; details will be announced in the near term. View the RFP for Search Firms.

Timeline for President and CEO Search

Target Date Activity
March Executive Search Committee announced
April Member at Large Representative selected
Executive Search Firm RFP opened; proposals reviewed by Executive Search Committee
End of April Executive Search Firm selected and announced to membership
May Members surveyed for input into the position description and role of President and CEO
June Search Strategy developed by Executive Search Committee and Executive Search Firm
June-July New position description announced, search begins
August-September Meetings and interviews with potential candidates
September-October New President and CEO approved by the Board of Directors and announced to the membership