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Provost Search Committee Update, February 2, 2021

Hi all,

I wanted to update you on the progress of the Provost Search Committee. From mid-November through January was our recruitment period. The position announcement and leadership profile were shared with a wide array of professional organizations and publications to attract a rich pool of candidates for the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost opening. In addition, there were many nominations of some fantastic candidates—thank you for all of the nominations!

At this point, we have 118 candidates who have applied with quite a breadth of experience! The committee is currently reviewing the materials for all candidates. The committee is meeting next week to develop our first round interview list and anticipate conducting first round interviews in mid-February. We are planning to invite finalists to campus in early March during which time the WNE community will have opportunities to engage with finalists.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you,

Denine Northrup, Ph.D.
Provost Search Committee Chair