Final Report on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Selection of a Deputy Provost
The search committee was established in early April under the chairmanship of James O'Donnell, Professor of Classical Studies and Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing. Its members consisted of Atissa Banuazizi, graduate student in Linguistics; Yining Chen, Wh '01 and Col '01; Larry Gladney, Associate Professor of Physics; Janice Madden, Professor of Regional Science and Sociology and Vice Provost for Graduate Education; Kathleen McCauley, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing and Interim Associate Dean and Director, Undergraduate Studies, School of Nursing; Holly Pittman, Professor of History of Art; Paul Shaman, Professor and Chair of Statistics; and John Vohs, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Linda Koons in the Provost's Office staffed the committee.
Only internal candidates were considered for the position. Candidates were sought who had extensive knowledge of the University, its faculty and its practices and policies, particularly in the area of undergraduate education, and who gave evidence of administrative ability and experience.
The committee solicited nominations from deans and department chairs and placed a notice in Almanac. A total of thirty-six faculty were considered and twelve were interviewed. After completing this process, the committee submitted a list of five men and one woman to the Provost, from which he subsequently appointed Peter Conn, Professor of English, as Deputy Provost.
--James O'Donnell, Chair
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 5, September 28, 1999