David Neidorf has announced his departure from the position of President at Deep Springs, effective June 30, 2020. David assumed the president’s job in 2008 after serving as Dean and Vice-President 2005-2007. For over a decade before that, David had been periodically in residence at Deep Springs as what he terms a “recidivist visiting faculty member.” Mr. Neidorf has led Deep Springs through the Great Recession, the college’s centennial celebration, two successful re-accreditation reviews, and its transition to a coeducational student body. He has also overseen successful capital campaigns that helped increase the college’s endowment by 250%, and secured financing for both replacement of the Boarding House and construction of a new three-unit Faculty Residence.
A committee comprised of alumni, former faculty, students, and board members has convened to conduct a search for a new president to join the community for the new academic years beginning in July, 2020. The Trustees have retained the services of executive search firm Carlson-Beck to assist with the process. Carlson-Beck specializes in executive placements for non-profit and philanthropic organizations, and managing partner Sally Carlson has a long record of experience with Deep Springs, including distinguished service as a Trustee for nine years. The committee will be considering candidates through the summer and plans to conduct interviews in the fall.
For further information about the position and criteria the board is using for their search, please see the Employment tab of the website.