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Lincoln Intermediate Unit Executive Director Search

The Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU) announces the commencement of its search for a new Executive Director, following the recent announcement of Dr. Jeffrey West’s retirement. Dr. West will be stepping down on January 3, 2025, after nearly six years of dedicated service.

Reflecting on his tenure, Dr. West shared his appreciation for the opportunity to lead and collaborate with the educational community in Adams, Franklin, and York counties. “Serving these remarkable educators, staff, and families has been an honor. Together, we’ve achieved significant milestones, and I’m confident that the LIU will continue to thrive under new leadership.”

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) will oversee the search for Dr. West’s successor, as approved by the LIU Board of Directors during a special meeting on April 17, 2024.

The search process will begin immediately, aiming to find a visionary leader dedicated to continuing the LIU’s mission to help partners, customers, and students realize their greatest potential through quality, innovative, solutions and services.

To ensure the selection process is inclusive and comprehensive, the CCIU will organize focus groups and conduct surveys to gather input from families, staff and the educational community. Details on how to participate will be shared soon.

“We value the voices of our IU community, and their input will be pivotal in this important decision,” said LIU Board President, Mr. Todd Gettys. “We are committed to selecting a leader who will advance the mission and values of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, ensuring we continue to be a go-to resource and expert for our community.”

The timeline for the search process includes:

  • May 30, 2024: Job posting opens.
  • June – July 2024: Focus Groups; Surveys.
  • July 22, 2024: Job posting closes; Application review.
  • July 30 – August 30, 2024: Candidate screening and interviews; Selection process.
  • September 2024: Board Approval/Announcement of the new Executive Director.

The job posting for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit Executive Director position has been officially posted on the CCIU website ( and will remain open for applications until July 22, 2024.

For more information and updates on the search process, please contact the Chester County Intermediate Unit.


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