Updates

 

Letter from the Chair

Updated August 16, 2012.

Subject:  Provost/Senior Vice President  Search Update

From:  Mark Warner
Chair, Provost Search Committee

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Provost Search Committee, I would like to update you on our search process and progress.  As a result of our nationwide search, the candidate pool was large and very competitive.  

I first want to thank all of you who provided input on the front end of the process.  Your thoughts were very helpful as we screened applicants and narrowed the pool.

In June our committee conducted a round of video interviews, and from that group we have chosen three finalists.  The finalists will be on campus during the first two weeks of September.

We are very excited to announce our finalists:

  • Dr. M. Dwayne Smith
    Curriculum Vitae
    Dates on Campus:
    September 3rd & 4th
    Open Forum: 
    Monday, September 3rd
    2:00-3:15pm
    Recital Hall of the Shirley Hanson Robert’s Center for Music Performance and the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Dr. A. Jerry Benson
    Curriculum Vitae
    Dates on Campus:
    September 6th & 7th
    Open Forum: 
    Thursday, September 6th
    2:00-3:15pm
    Recital Hall of the Shirley Hanson Robert’s Center for Music Performance and the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Dr. Alan White
    Curriculum Vitae
    Dates on Campus:
    September 10th & 11th
    Open Forum:  
    Monday, September 10th
    2:00-3:15pm
    Recital Hall of the Shirley Hanson Robert’s Center for Music Performance and the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
For each candidate we have provided links to access the candidate’s credentials.  An evaluation link will become “live” on the website when the on-campus interviews begin.  

I do want to highlight an integral component of the interview process.  As a committee, we felt that it was extremely important to provide all members of the university community an opportunity to participate in the process.  We have scheduled an open forum for each candidate.  All members of the university community are invited to attend.

We do want to hear your thoughts regarding the candidates.  Please complete the evaluation forms for the candidates, using the link provided.  We ask that you post your feedback by noon on Friday, September 14th.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark J. Warner
Chair, Provost Search Committee


Letter from the Chair

 

From: Mark J. Warner
Chair, Provost Search Committee
Senior Vice President, Student Affairs and University Planning
To: Faculty, Staff and Students
April 16, 2012

Dear members of the JMU community,

As chair of the search committee for our Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, I want to provide you with an update on the search and solicit your input. Your input is very important to our committee as we begin the search for this critical position on our campus.  Directions for providing input are listed below.

We have structured the search process so all members of the university community may be involved. We hope that this website serves as a valuable tool for you to keep abreast of search activities and progress.

During this month, the search committee is soliciting input from the campus community to help determine the desired attributes of our next Provost. The Provost position announcement has been posted, and the committee will begin reviewing applications no later than June 1st. In the summer months we will be screening the applications and deciding upon a short list of candidates. The committee will conduct phone interviews with this group, and then we will select finalists for on-campus interviews.

The names of the finalists will be made public and copies of their CV’s will be shared with the campus community.  Each finalist will be invited to campus in early September. On-campus interviews will include a public forum with each candidate, to which all members of the campus community will be invited.  Our hope is to identify a new provost by early October.

Your input is very important to the committee as we conduct our search. As mentioned in a previous letter, we are using two vehicles to collect your thoughts: an electronic survey and public forums.  The following questions are being asked, both in the survey and at the forums:

  1. What distinct qualities and characteristics of the university and its academic programs are important to share with the candidates?
  2. What do you believe are the desired attributes of the next Provost?


You may access the survey online throughout the entire month of April. Please click here for the link.

We are excited about the forums. Our first was held on April 12. The input we gained will be very helpful.  The details for our next forum follow:

Date:   Monday, April 23
Time:  3:00pm-4:30pm
Location:   Taylor Hall room 404

We look forward to hearing from you, whether via the survey or in person at the forums.

Thank you for your interest and involvement.

Sincerely,

Mark J. Warner
Chair, Provost Search Committee