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On June 18, 2020, President Eileen Davidson formally announced her planned retirement at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

The Board of Trustees has begun the process of selecting the new President of The Ursuline School.  

This process includes hiring an outside executive search firm to ensure an extensive national search of diverse and highly qualified candidates,  gathering input from all school constituencies, and sharing news as the search progresses so that the entire Ursuline community remains connected to this important process.

If at any point a member of the school community would like to provide feedback or thoughts to the Search Committee, please feel free to email the Search Committee at tuspresidentialsearch2020@gmail.com.

Link to Davidson letter
Link to Board Announcement


July 14, 2020  |  Search Committee Update Email

Announcement of selection of Diversified Search to conduct the process of seeking out candidates to be the next President of Ursuline.

The Diversified Search team that is working with Ursuline has expertise in the secondary school, higher education and not-for-profit worlds. The senior recruiters (pictured left to right) on this search are:

  • Senior Managing Director Kim Morrisson, Ph.D.,
  • General Counsel & Managing Director Denielle Pemberton-Heard (Ursuline Class of 1982), and
  • Managing Director Pete Gillin.


Read full announcement here.  


July 1, 2020  |  Community Surveys Sent Out

The Strategic Planning Oversight Committee of the Board emailed anonymous surveys seeking feedback on a variety of key strategic issues, including qualities desired in the next President.  The surveys were sent to faculty & staff, alumnae, students and parents (current and past).


President Search Committee