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Former President Daniel Mark Fogel

Provost and Senior Vice President Search

September 28, 2010

To: University of Vermont Community
From: Daniel Mark Fogel, President

Re: Provost and Senior Vice President Search

In August 2010, we announced plans to initiate an internal search for permanent Provost and Senior Vice President, and since then we have been steadily working through the process of initiating the search. I am very pleased that Professor Rex Forehand, Ansbacher Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Professor, has agreed to serve as chair of the search committee and that Professor Patricia Prelock, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has agreed to serve as Vice Chair.

A Faculty Panel elected by faculty per the University Manual (Section 202.3.3) met last week and selected four representatives to the search committee. The Staff Council, the Student Government Association, and the Graduate Student Senate have provided excellent nominations from which I have appointed additional search committee members. I appreciate the many other worthy suggestions and nominations I have received.

In keeping with the guidelines set forth in the University Manual, I have appointed additional search committee members from across the campus, including three additional faculty who were elected by their colleagues to the Faculty Panel (bringing to seven the number of faculty elected to the faculty panel and appointed to the search committee). Below is a list of the members of the search committee (sources of appointment and nomination, where applicable, are indicated in parentheses). I appreciate the willingness of these individuals to serve on the search committee and look forward to working with them through a process that will be, I hope, both rewarding for the participants and very important for the University.

When the interviews are done, and when the committee has received comments from all members of the community who wish to submit observations on the candidates, the committee will send forward to me the names of all individuals who it deems acceptable. I will then make a decision and take that person forward to the Board of Trustees for approval. I expect to charge the search committee next week and would hope that soon after receiving the charge the committee will issue a call for applications and nominations.

As chief academic and chief operating officer, the next Provost will play an indispensable role working with all of us to sustain and build on our many successes and accomplishments and to meet the pressing and urgent challenges that lie ahead. I am confident that we will find an outstanding individual to take up this exciting opportunity for academic leadership at UVM.

Provost Search Committee Fall 2010

Rex Forehand, Heinz and Rowena Ansbacher Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Search Committee Chair
Patricia Prelock, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Search Committee Vice Chair
Saleem Ali, Professor of Natural Resources, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Alison Armstrong, Library Professor, University Libraries (elected by Faculty Panel)
David Barrington, Professor of Plant Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (elected to Faculty Panel)
Richard Cate, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Beverly Colston, Director, ALANA Student Center
Patricia Corcoran, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (Staff Council nominee)
Rosemary Dale, Clinical Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Moustapha Diouf, Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
David Dummit, Professor of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Michael Giangreco, Professor of Education, College of Education and Social Services (elected by Faculty Panel)
Thomas Gustafson, Vice President for Student and Campus Life
Bryce Jones, Undergraduate Student (Student Government Association nominee)
Mary Lou Kete, Associate Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences (elected by Faculty Panel)
Scott McCarty, Graduate Student, Master of Public Administration Program (Graduate Student Senate nominee)
Julia Michel, Undergraduate Student (Student Government Association nominee)
Fayneese Miller, Professor and Dean, College of Education and Social Services
Mark Nelson, Professor of Pharmacology and Distinguished University Professor, College of Medicine
Robert Parsons, Extension Professor, UVM Extension (elected to Faculty Panel)
William Pendlebury, Professor of Pathology, Neurology, and Medicine, College of Medicine (elected by Faculty Panel)
Mark Plante, Associate Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine
John Reidel, Communications Officer, University Communications (Staff Council nominee)
Mercedes Rincon, Professor of Medical Immunology, College of Medicine (elected to the Faculty Panel)
Donna Rizzo, Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Thomas Vogelmann, Professor and Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Chun Zhang, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, School of Business Administration

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