Presidential Search Committee Announces Webpage Launch
Date published: Aug. 21, 2018
The following is a message from Trustee Richard Husseini, J.D., BS '88, chair of the presidential search committee.
A Message from the Presidential Search Committee
It is my distinct honor and privilege to chair the presidential search committee for
the next UD President. As I prepare for this task, I keep coming back to UD’s motto:
Veritatem, Justitiam Diligite (loosely translated, Love Ye Truth and Justice). This
simple and elegant phrase captures perfectly all UD aspires to be. Our unabashedly
Catholic character. Our timeless undergraduate Core curriculum. Our outstanding professional
graduate programs. Our faculty renowned for its teaching and scholarship. Our rigorous
academic programs across disciplines ranging from humanities and fine arts to sciences
to business to ministry.
As an alumnus and a trustee, I feel a passion for UD that I know our entire community
shares. We are a special place, and each of us wants to do his or her part to ensure
UD reaches its full potential in pursuit of its educational mission. I approach my
job as chair of the search committee with this ideal in mind.
As our search committee begins its work, we seek input from all members of the UD
community. To that end, we have created a webpage, udallas.edu/presidential-
search, where you can provide your input to the search committee. Please visit this site
and share the priorities you believe our next President should pursue, the traits
you believe our next President should possess, and/or any candidate nominations you
would like to recommend. Please provide feedback to us as soon as you can so that
we may take it into account on a timely basis. The search committee will keep in strict
confidence all comments shared with us. We will also post occasional updates to the
site noting our progress and sharing announcements.
Our search committee members are excited and optimistic but also cognizant of our
serious and challenging work ahead. Please pray for the members of the search committee
to exercise wisdom and good judgment in pursuit of our task, and please also pray
for the success of the search and the entire UD community.
For the love of UD,