I am pleased to announce the formation of a Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Advisory Committee to be of assistance to me as we begin the search for the next Vice President for Academic Affairs. Six individuals, representing key constituent groups on campus (academic administration, faculty governance and academic schools) have agreed to serve:
Steve Allen, School of Business (Business Administration)
Jack Holcomb, Center for Academic Excellence
Lucy Lee, School of Arts and Letters (Spanish)
Jason Luscier, School of Science and Mathematics (Biology)
Wendy Miner, School of Health Sciences and Education (Education)
Torbjorn Wandel, School of Social and Cultural Studies (History) and President Pro Tempore of Faculty Senate
I and the committee will be assisted by the search firm of R. William Funk and Associates, a firm that knows the campus and the community well as they have been involved with past searches at Truman and also assisted with the most recent presidential search at A. T. Still University. The committee will hold its first meeting this week with the goal of having an individual in place no later than August 1.
I express my appreciation to the members of the advisory committee for their willingness to take on this important assignment.