Southeast Missouri State University

Open Forum Times Announced for Provost Finalists

The four finalists who have been selected to interview for the Provost position at Southeast Missouri State University will interview on campus during the weeks of Nov. 4 and Nov. 11.

The finalists are:Mr. Jeffrey Morin, dean of the College of Fine Arts & Communication at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Dr. William Eddleman, vice provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University; Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education & Human Services at University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Dr. Gersham Nelson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo. Vitaes and interview itineraries for each candidate may be viewed at:http://www.semo.edu/provostsearch.

The four candidates were selected after a nationwide search and semi-finalist interviews with the search committee. Parker Executive Search assisted with identifying potential applicants and with the screening process.

Candidates will meet with the University community and answer questions at a series of meetings and open forums. Forums are scheduled for faculty from 9-9:50 a.m., staff from 10-10:50 a.m., and studentsand the public from 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Open forums with Morin are scheduled on Monday, Nov. 4 in the University Center, Redhawks Room. Open forums with Eddleman are scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the University Center, Redhawks Room. Open forums with Daniel are scheduled on Monday, Nov. 11 in the University Center, Ballroom B. Open forums with Nelson are scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the University Center, Ballroom B.

Those participating in the interview process are encouraged to provide the search committee with feedback on each candidate via an electronic survey, which may be accessed at http://www.semo.edu/provostsearch/evaluation.htm. All feedback must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. President Dobbins will make a final recommendation to the Southeast Board of Regents for consideration at their Dec. 20 meeting.

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