David Neidorf has announced his departure from the position of President at Deep Springs, effective at the end of the 2020 academic year – June 30, 2020. David assumed the president’s job in 2008 after serving as vice-president 2005-2008. Prior to that, he was a frequent visiting faculty member since the mid-1990s. Mr. Neidorf has led Deep Springs through the Great Recession, the college’s centennial, and the recent transition to a coeducational student body, as well as two reaccreditation reviews and successful capital funding campaigns that have doubled the college’s endowment and financed replacement of the Boarding House.
A committee comprised of alumni, former faculty, students, and board members has convened to conduct a search for a new president who will begin with the 2021 academic year 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 decade’s experience with Deep Springs. 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.