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Bethany College in West Virginia has put its presidential search on pause for a year and will continue with Jamie Caridi as interim president, announced Ken Bado, chair of the Board of Trustees.
Caridi’s interim presidency began Jan. 1, 2022, with the departure of the previous president, Tamara Rodenberg. The board started a search, with RH Perry & Associates, a search firm. The search yielded nearly 90 applicants, and they were winnowed down to four finalists.
“Unfortunately, at the conclusion of the process, the consensus among the Board of Trustees is that none of the candidates are the dynamic leader Bethany currently needs as we continue to focus on executing the strategies and tactics of the … strategic plan and move Bethany successfully into the future,” Bado said.
As a result, the board has decided to pause the presidential search for a year, Bado said. Caridi has agreed to continue as interim president.