by Todd Wellington
With the last of three finalists being interviewed today, the Lyndon Institute Board of Trustees could decide on a new Headmaster to replace the retiring Dwight Davis as early as friday.
The three finalists include a current member of the LI faculty as well as two out-of-state candidates who work at Independant schools. Two of the finalists have already completed their final interviews and the third will be completed some time today.
According to LI President James C. Gallagher, the decision by the board of trustees as to which candidate will succeed Davis will likely be made on Friday. However, it will probably not be a decision made immediately public because the candidate must first formally accept the job and agree to a contract with the trustees.
"We may have a decision on Friday but it doesn't mean we'll be in a position to make an announcement," said Gallagher.
The LI Headmaster search committee of six trustees and two faculty members have overseen the process in which about 40 applicants were paired down to the three finalists. Also involved in the search, which began in earnest last February, were members of the LI staff and administration as well as members of the Lyndon area community.
"We really have attempted to get feedback from the Lyndon Institute community as a whole," said Gallagher.