After nearly two decades of leading Project Pericles to its place of leadership in American higher education, I am announcing my intention to retire as Executive Director effective Spring 2024.
Project Pericles’ influence is at a high point, and this is the right time for a leadership transition. We are at our strongest in terms of board engagement, program effectiveness, the quality of our internal staff, and maintenance of financial stability. I could not be prouder of having shaped Project Pericles into a robust organization with profound impact across higher education. During my tenure, we have secured funding from major foundations and developed nationally recognized programs that enable faculty, students, and communities to foster democratic engagement and build classroom and community partnerships.
We could not have accomplished any of this without the strong and creative support of our Periclean colleges and universities and their involved faculty, staff members, students, and community members. The next Executive Director will have tremendous opportunity for programmatic creativity and innovation that reaffirms the relationship between higher education and the public good and strengthens the core values of democratic citizenship.
With this note is an important message from our Board Chair, Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr., with information on the search process for our next Executive Director. I hope that as Periclean collaborators and supporters, you will share this important leadership opportunity with your networks.
It has been an honor and a privilege to work with so many of you over the years.
With warmest wishes, Jan
Jan R. Liss
Project Pericles, Inc.
551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1910
New York, NY 10176-0899