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Update on Provost Search

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Office of the PResident

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The search for our next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is underway.

We have a search committee in place that reflects a wide array of perspectives and experiences. I met with them last Friday and asked them to conduct a broad, inclusive national search that results in a well-qualified slate of finalists coming to the campus towards the end of the fall semester. If all goes well, I am hopeful that our new provost will be able to take office at the start of the spring semester, or as soon thereafter as possible.

I am urging all faculty and staff members to help spread the word about this opportunity. Please review the job posting and feel free to offer recommendations for possible candidates. You can send names in confidence to Monica Tejeda at

I want to thank all the members of the search committee (listed below) as well as Mary Colon, who is providing administrative support for the search.

President Koppell

Search Committee

Lora Billings
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Constantine Coutras
Professor & Chair, Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics

Emily Douglas
Search Committee Chair
Professor & Chair, Social Work and Child Advocacy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Laura Field (nominated by AFT Local 1904)
Instructional Specialist, Writing Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Raul Galoppe
Associate Professor & Chair, Spanish and Latino Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kimberly Hollister
Acting Provost and Dean, Feliciano School of Business

David Hood
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College

David Josephson
Executive Director, Budget and Planning

Sarah Kelly
Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Peter Kingstone
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Archana Kumar
Associate Professor, Marketing, Feliciano School of Business

Wendy Lin-Cook
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Scott Richards
Professor, Cali School of Music

Dawn Soufleris
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life

Keith Strudler
Director, School of Communication and Media

Kate Temoney (representing University Senate)
Assistant Professor, Religion, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Pablo Tinio
Associate Professor & Chair, Educational Foundations, College of Education and Human Services

Mayida Zaal
Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Services