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December 9, 2004

Vice Provost Search Committee Named

Provost James V. Maher has named a search committee to fill the position of vice provost and dean of students, currently held by Jack L. Daniel.

Daniel, who has served as vice provost for Undergraduate Studies and dean of students since September 2001, announced in October that he will give up part of that position. He will keep his current title until the new position is filled, when he will become vice provost for Undergraduate Studies, retaining his spot on the provost’s senior staff. (See October 14 University Times.)

Maher named Patricia Beeson, vice provost for Graduate Studies, as search committee chair. Other committee members include: James Alexander Cox, director of the University Counseling Center; Brian C. Kelly, president of the Student Government Board; Marycelia Radakovich, director of Student Health Service, and Regina Schulte-Ladbeck, associate dean, School of Arts and Sciences.

The new vice provost and dean of students will be a member of the provost’s senior staff as well as of the Council of Deans and will head the Division of Student Affairs.

That division includes the following units: Office of Student Life, Residence Life, University Counseling Center, Student Health Service, University Judicial Affairs System, Career Services, Disability Resources and Services, and the Office of International Services. These units are served by 170 professional and clerical staff.

According to the job description, candidates for vice provost and dean of students must hold an earned doctorate “and should have extensive relevant professional experience (preferably at a large research university), demonstrated managerial skills and an understanding of student affairs, and a strong commitment to student learning and development inside and outside the classroom.”

Candidates also must have experience in working with a diverse staff and student population, faculty and academic administrators.

Credentials for a tenured faculty appointment are not required, the job description notes, but tenure will be considered if the candidate has the appropriate credentials.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be filed by Jan. 30. Consideration will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications and nominations should be sent to Beeson at 801 Cathedral of Learning.

-Peter Hart

Filed under: Feature,Volume 37 Issue 8

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