Upcoming Leadership Searches in Academic Affairs

From Elliot Hirshman, Provost

I am writing to inform you of two upcoming searches for leaders in Academic Affairs. In the near future, we will be starting searches for the Dean of the Erickson School and for the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Dean Warren Devries of the College of Engineering and Information Technology will chair the search for the Dean of the Erickson School and Dean John Jeffries of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will chair the search for the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Broadly representative search committees have been constituted for both positions and the committee chairs will be convening their committees this semester to begin their important work. These searches will be internal searches and Deans Devries and Jeffries will be distributing position announcements to the campus community in the relatively near future.

I strongly encourage you to nominate candidates and/or convey personal expressions of interest in these positions. I also encourage you to participate in community forums that the search committees will organize for candidates and to convey your perspectives on potential candidates to the search committees.

Thank you in advance for your active participation in these important searches.

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