March 2, 2022

The following is a message from Teke Kelley, Summer Search's National Board Chair.

Dear Summer Search Community,

I hope this message finds you and yours well. For those of you I have not met, my name is Teke Kelley, and I serve as the Chair of Summer Search's National Board of Directors.

I'm writing to share the news that, after four successful years shepherding and shaping Summer Search, Dr. Marc Spencer is transitioning from his CEO role to join another organization. Happily, Marc will continue his service to Summer Search as a member of our National Board of Directors. I wish Marc all the best, and I look forward to the next phase of our partnership as board colleagues.

Much to Marc's credit, Summer Search is organizationally and programmatically strong:

  • We continue to achieve remarkable success across the country with our growing student population;
  • We are expanding and refining our program to better prepare our participants for success beyond college;
  • We have raised more than $50 million in the last 18 months to sustain our mission;
  • We have a dynamic leadership team in place to carry us forward as we search for our next CEO.

In that regard, we have the luxury of our current CFO/COO, Nick Hutchinson, stepping into the CEO chair on an interim basis. Nick has been with Summer Search for over four years, during which time I have worked with him closely. Nick is a brilliant leader, intimately involved in all of Summer Search's operations, and his transition to interim CEO will be seamless.

In short, I'm grateful for where we are as an organization and am excited for where we are headed. Summer Search enjoys strong leadership, dedicated staff, and programming that empowers our students and alumni to thrive. If you have a moment, please visit the Summer Search Blog where you can learn about some of our recent goings-on.

Thank you for your support of our program. The best is yet to come!

With Gratitude,

Teke Kelley

Summer Search National Board Chair 

Founder, Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugarman

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