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Search firm narrows guidelines for W&M's next president

Search firm narrows guidelines for W&M's next president

Honesty should be the best policy as the College of William and Mary searches for a new president to replace Taylor Reveley, who will retire after the 2017-18 academic year.

Representatives from Illinois-based consulting firm Witt/Kieffer told the college's presidential search committee Wednesday to make sure potential candidates understand the school's strengths and where it can improve.

Dennis Barden, a senior partner at Witt/Kieffer, said it's vital that any materials sent to prospective candidates should be honest.

"You want your candidates to know you have issues," he said. "There is no such thing as a good surprise."

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