Friday, March 23, 2018

UTSA updates progress of search for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

UTSA updates progress of search for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

(Feb. 28, 2018) -- UTSA Roadrunners will soon have the opportunity to meet the final candidates for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The search for the university’s chief academic officer launched in December with the appointment of a broadly representative search committee chaired by Margo DelliCarpini, dean of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.

“We would like our candidates to meet with as many members of our community as possible,” said President Taylor Eighmy. “It’s important that faculty, staff and students be given the opportunity to provide feedback on the finalists given the significant impact the Provost will have on shaping our advancement as a multicultural discovery enterprise.”

The search committee is on track to narrow the field of candidates to three to five finalists by mid-March. The finalists will be brought to campus during the last two weeks of March and first two weeks of April to meet with the UTSA community.

While on campus, all Roadrunners will be invited to meet the finalists at a series of open forums. Two open forums will be scheduled for each finalist – one at the Main Campus, and one at the Downtown Campus.

In addition, each finalist will meet with the Faculty Senate, the Deans’ Council, the Department Chairs’ Council, the Staff Council, the Student Government Association, the Senior Leadership Team and the Provost’s staff. Finalists will also meet with the search committee and with President Eighmy.

The schedule of open forums for each candidate will be announced on UTSA Today, and posted on the Provost’s Search website. Evaluation forms will be available via the website for all to provide anonymous input to the search committee.

“Depending on the outcome of these initial campus visits, we may invite two of the finalists back to campus for another round of on-campus visits,” said DelliCarpini. “This will also be an opportunity for finalists to meet some external members of the Roadrunner family, such as our Alumni Council and Development Board.”

“Assuming the search timeline continues according to plan, we expect UTSA’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to start as soon as this June,” said Eighmy.

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mauli Agrawal will be leaving UTSA in June to assume the chancellorship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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