Open Forums for the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Finalists

Open Forums for the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Finalists

November 28, 2022

Hello Truman Community!

The members of the Search Advisory Committee and I are pleased to announce the following three finalists for the position of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Truman State University:

  • Laurie Couch, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Success, Morehead State University
  • Eric Freedman, Dean, School of Media Arts, Columbia College Chicago
  • Jennifer Schlueter, Associate Provost and Dean of Academics, Columbus College of Arts & Design

Candidates will interview on campus during the week of December 5, and each candidate will participate in an All-University Open Forum in Violette Hall 1000.

All-University Open Forums
Dr. Laurie Couch                      10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5
Dr. Eric Freedman                    10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7
Dr. Jennifer Schlueter             10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9

The curriculum vitae (CV) for each candidate can be found on the search website located at  All open forums will be recorded, and a webcast of each session will be available on the website shortly after that.  A link to an electronic candidate evaluation form will also be available on the website.

Input from the campus community is crucial to the success of the search.  Thank you in advance for reviewing the CVs, attending the open forums, and providing feedback.

The opportunity to bring candidates to campus before the end of the fall semester was made possible by the extraordinary work of the search committee.  They diligently followed the very aggressive timeline established at the beginning of the search process.  In the course of six weeks, they reviewed a very strong pool of 54 applicants and interviewed 11 semi-finalists.  Please join me in expressing great gratitude to Ernie Hughes (Chair), Sharon Hackney, Stacey Kaden, Jocelyn Prendergast, Kristin Rose, Rafael Tubongbanua, Tony Vazzana, and Jonathan Vieker for their spectacular work!

Best regards,