The search committee for a new U of Minnesota provost

Just got this from the U:

Announcement of Search Committee for the next Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

President-designate Eric W. Kaler has launched a national search for the position of senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Minnesota. A University search committee has been appointed, with leadership from vice president for research Tim Mulcahy and broad representation from the University community.

Search committee membership includes:

R. Timothy Mulcahy, Chair

Vice President for Research

Lendley C. Black

Chancellor, University of Minnesota Duluth

Steven L. Crouch

Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Connie W. Delaney

Dean, School of Nursing

Coty N. Jen

Graduate student, College of Science and Engineering

Regina G. Kunzel

Professor, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Wendy Pradt Lougee

University of Minnesota Librarian

Judith A. Martin

Professor and Director of the Urban Studies Program, Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts

James A. Parente, Jr.

Dean, College of Liberal Arts

G. David Tilman

Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences

Selwyn M. Vickers

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Medical School

Eric M. White

Undergraduate student, Carlson School of Management

Amelious N. Whyte, Jr.

Chief of Staff, Office for Student Affairs

“I am very pleased with the quality of faculty, staff, and students that we have serving on this committee,” said Kaler. “The position of provost is critical to the academic excellence of the University and I am confident we will find a person of extraordinary talent.”

The search committee aims to develop as rich and diverse a candidate pool as possible and will invite both nominations and applications for the position once the position announcement is completed. The search process will take place through the spring and summer months, in anticipation of public interviews early in the fall semester and a new provost in place before the end of this calendar year.