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Inside Higher Ed took a close look at the search process resulting in the selection of Strom C. Thacker as president of Pitzer College in its February report, “An Expanded Faculty Role in the Presidential Search.” The article showcased interviews with faculty, staff, administration, students, and alumni involved in the process. Unlike the secret process characterizing most searches, the College “in what faculty triumph for shared governance these days … gave its entire full-time faculty and representative groups of staff members and students the opportunity to meet with three finalists and weigh in on the final choice. More than half of the College’s roughly 100 eligible faculty members chose to participate in the process” that resulted in Thacker’s selection.