2024 presidential search

The search is currently underway for Walla Walla University’s 24th president. The 13-member Presidential Search Committee is led by John Freedman, president of the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and chair of the WWU Board of Trustees. This page serves to provide the most up-to-date information on the search process.


Latest updates

Phase two begins
March 04, 2024

Phase two begins

Presidential search begins researching and sourcing candidates

Four phases announced
February 01, 2024

Four phases announced

First of four presidential search phases begins

Search committee established
January 23, 2024

Search committee established

WWU establishes Presidential Search Committee

McVay to retire
January 11, 2024

McVay to retire

Longest serving WWU president announces plans to retire