Provost search not completed

Over Winter break, the College continued its search for a new provost/executive vice president. Christopher Fisher, assistant professor of African-American studies, is leading the search committee.

“The search is moving along quite well,” Fisher said via e-mail. “We had 61 exceptional candidates from the nation’s top institutions, and even managed to attract a candidate from overseas.”

Over the break, the search committee narrowed the 61 candidates to eight.

The search committee released a job description online outlining specific qualifications for the position.

According to the document, candidates should “possess a doctorate, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with full professor status at the College, and solid experience in academic administration.”

“We selected eight for off-campus interviews, which will take place before we return for the Spring semester,” Fisher said. “Due to this, we anticipate bringing the finalists to campus soon after the semester begins.”

According to Fisher, the new provost will assume office in July 2008.

Those seeking more information regarding the College’s Provost/Executive Vice President Search Committee may visit