Hope College’s search for a new president has taken longer than anticipated, but the chair of the college’s Board of Trustees remains confident the right candidate will be found.
“Hope College considers itself right now in a position of strength, and so we do not feel that we need to rush into this important decision,” said Mary Bauman, who has served as board chair since July. “We want to take our time and make sure we find the right person. If it takes us longer than we originally anticipated, that is of no concern to the Board of Trustees.”
Hope announced Sunday evening that James Bultman – who planned on retiring June 30 – will stay on as president during the 2012-2013 academic year after the search committee failed to recommend a replacement.
Bultman has served as president since 1999. According to documents filed with the IRS, Bultman made $342,426 in 2009, the most recent data available.