President Search

Cranbrook Educational Community announces the search for its ninth president. After eight years as president, Dominic DiMarco has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year in June 2020. Please click here to read a letter to the Community from President DiMarco on his retirement and a letter from the Search Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Linda H. Gillum and Jamison Williams Faliski. A search committee has been formed, and Cranbrook has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with identifying and recruiting candidates for President DiMarco’s successor. 

Position Statement
Click here to view the position statement

Click here to apply or submit a nomination 

Updates on the search process will be posted on this webpage as soon as they are available.

April 23, 2020

Dear Cranbrook Friends,

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact travel and public gatherings, we have made the decision to pause the next phase of the search for Cranbrook's next president.

Dominic DiMarco has graciously agreed to stay on as Cranbrook’s president until a leadership transition is able to take place. We are grateful for his unwavering commitment to Cranbrook during this unprecedented time.

We are very pleased to share with you that we have made excellent progress in the search to date, and we look forward to proceeding with the next phase of the process when it is appropriate to do so. We will communicate with you through the President Search webpage when additional information is available.

Please be well.


Linda Gillum, Co-Chair
President Search Committee

Jamison W. Faliski, Co-Chair
President Search Committee

President’s Office Contact
248.645.3100 |

Media Contact
Eric Franchy, PR Manager
President’s Office
Cranbrook Educational Community
248.645.3162 |

Press Release
Cranbrook President Dominic DiMarco Announces Retirement
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Search Committee
Dr. Linda H. Gillum, Co-Chair
Jamison Williams Faliski, Co-Chair

Click here for the full list of Search Committee members