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Candidates for two vice chancellorships interviewed

GREENVILLE, NC   (Feb. 20, 2005)   —   Candidates for two vice chancellorships have begun visiting the campus to meet with faculty, staff, administrators and students. Search committees have identified the finalists for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and for vice chancellor for research and graduate studies. Campus visits, which include presentations and question-and-answer sessions, are under way and will run through March 10.

Candidates for Provost are:

  • Dr. Paul W. Ferguson, vice president for research and graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
  • Dr. Ronald F. Levant, dean of the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University;
  • Dr. Christina Murphy, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Marshall University;
  • Dr. James LeRoy Smith, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at ECU

Finalists for vice chancellor for research and graduate studies are:

  • Dr. Michael Allen, assistant vice president for research at Texas Tech University;
  • Dr. Dierdre Mageean, associate vice president for research at the University of Maine;
  • Dr. Marsha Torr, vice president for research at Virginia Commonwealth University.

After the campus visits are complete, the search committees will submit their recommendations to Chancellor Steve Ballard. The provost search committee is led by Dr. Michael J. Lewis, vice chancellor for health sciences. Dr. Marilyn Sheerer, dean of the College of Education, heads the committee for the research position.

Remaining public meetings for the candidates are scheduled for:

  • Levant, 3-5 p.m. on March 2 in Rivers 105A and 10:15-11:15 a.m. on March 3 in the Brody Auditorium.
  • Smith, 3-5 p.m. on March 3 in Mendenhall 221 and 10:15-11:15 a.m. on March 4 in the Brody Auditorium.
  • Murphy, 3-5 p.m. on March 7 in Mendenhall 221 and 10:15-11:15 a.m. on March 8 in Brody 2N86.

  • Ferguson, 3-5 p.m. on March 9 in Rivers 105A and 10:15-11:15 a.m. on March 10 in Warren Life Sciences 202.

  • Allen, 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Science and Technology 309 and 10:15-11:15 a.m. on March 1 in Brody Auditorium.

Links to more information, including resumes of the candidates, can be found at:

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/VC-Search-committee.cfm and

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/VCAA-Search-committee.cfm


 


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