A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Old friends, interim leaders.”
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Professors Barbara Bowman and Frances Stott will lead Erikson while the search for the next president progresses under the counsel of Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search firm.

From President Samuel J. Meisels’s departure, effective June 1, 2013, until the new president begins his or her tenure, Bowman will assume management for external affairs, and Stott will provide internal governance.

“We are thrilled that Barbara and Fran have agreed to lead Erikson in the interim,” says Kate Neisser, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Both are beloved members of the Erikson community, and Barbara is one of the Institute’s founders.”

Meisels announced in October 2012 that he was stepping down at the end of the academic year. He will become the founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s new Buffett Early Childhood Institute.
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Presidential search update

Erikson has retained Alison Ranney of Russell Reynolds Associates to work with the Presidential Search Committee of the Board of Trustees to identify the next president.

Ranney leads the Chicago nonprofit and education practice for Russell Reynolds.
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Recommendations for the next president or questions can be sent to [email protected].