Presidential Search Process
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, chair David Lee has authorized the formation of two committees to conduct the search for Caltech's new president:
A nine-member Faculty Presidential Search Committee—with representatives from all six divisions and JPL, including two Caltech alums—whose goal is to broadly engage the Caltech community and National leaders in education and science, and solicit their input about the Institute's next leader. This committee will then seek, review, interview, and recommend several eminently qualified candidates for the position of president. The Faculty Presidential Search Committee will work closely with the Trustee Selection Committee throughout the search process.
The 10-member Trustee Selection Committee is composed of members of the Caltech Board of Trustees, some of whom are also alumni. The Trustee Selection Committee will also interview and meet with the candidates put forward by the Faculty Search Committee and, from that list, nominate a candidate for election by the full Board of Trustees.