In the week since President Barry Mills announced his 2015 departure, the Board of Trustees has begun assembling the search committee to vet his replacement. They have chosen Jes Staley ’79 P ’11, a current member of the Board and chair of its investment committee to lead this search effort.

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Eli Orlic will be staff liaison to the committee. The Board will announce the full committee membership during its meetings on May 8, 9 and 10.

“It will be a group representing the many constituencies of the Bowdoin community that will move forward with great confidence in the strength of our College and in our ability to identify Bowdoin’s next leader,” wrote Chair of the Board of Trustees Deborah Barker in an email to the Bowdoin community.

Staley, their choice as chair of the search committee, graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in economics. He was the former CEO of J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank  and CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management and is now a managing partner at BlueMountain Capital, a private investment company in New York City. 

“I appreciate deeply the importance of this search. We are all—faculty, students, staff, alumni, and parents—part of an extraordinary College,” wrote Staley in an email to the Orient.  “And making sure that the Search Committee reflects the desires of all of Bowdoin’s constituencies is clearly a priority.”