Presidential Search

On November 18, 2014, the Middlebury Board of Trustees named Laurie L. Patton the 17th president of Middlebury.

Patton’s selection followed an extensive, six-month search conducted by a 20-member search committee chaired by Middlebury trustee Al Dragone ’78. The committee engaged in a process of extensive outreach to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. From an initial list of more than 250 individuals nominated or put under consideration, the committee gradually narrowed the pool to a dozen and then to a small list of finalists, before unanimously recommending Patton to the full board on Tuesday. Patton will be the first woman to lead Middlebury in its 214-year history.