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Letter to the Editor: College Presidential Search Should Be on Merit Alone

As an alumna of Elizabethtown College and someone who was employed there for almost 30 years before my retirement seven years ago, I feel compelled to reply to the Feb. 15 editorial “In Search for New President, College Should Seek Diversity.”

Given the serious financial and enrollment issues facing the college over the next few years, I feel that is important to search for the very best candidate. The candidate should be a proven fund raiser who has academic experience and who is committed to intellectual freedom. Gender, race, and political preference should not be an issue.

MARY GOTTFRIED

Elizabethtown

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