Scripps Community Helps Find a President

Scripps College has begun a national search for its seventh president to replace Nancy Y. Bekavac, who stepped down June 30.

As chairs of the Scripps College Presidential Transition Committee, trustees Linda Davis Taylor and Joanne Blauer ’72 organized forums in major cities across the country this summer to update alumnae, parents, and current students on the presidential search process and elicit comments, suggestions, and candidate nominations.

“A critical component of the College’s search for its seventh president is the feedback and insight of all members of the Scripps community,” said Blauer. “The committee members have been very pleased by the interest and excellent ideas of our constituents as we go forward with this national search. We continue to welcome and invite the comments and support of all members of the Scripps family.”

To encourage and support participation of all interested parties in the nomination process, the committee has established an informational link on the Scripps College website.

Members of the Scripps community are encouraged to write directly to the transition committee or to nominate candidates for consideration. Please go to and click on “presidential search.”