The University of Minnesota has announced plans to launch a national search for its next executive vice president and provost and chief academic officer.
A search committee was convened in April 2019 by President-designate Joan T.A. Gabel. The committee is co-chaired by Christopher Cramer, vice president for research and professor, College of Science and Engineering; and Amy Pittenger, Faculty Consultative Committee chair and associate professor, College of Pharmacy.
A position profile was posted in late spring, following the appointment of the search committee that informed the profile and to advance a robust and inclusive search process. The schedule anticipates recruitment of candidates to take place during summer 2019, with the aim of identifying finalists for public interviews to take place in fall 2019. The global search firm of Korn Ferry has been engaged to assist the search committee with sourcing and recruiting a diverse, highly qualified pool of academic leaders for this critical University of Minnesota position.
Information about each candidate will be posted the day before each campus visit of their public forum. A University of Minnesota login will be required to access materials.
- Dr. Antonio D. Tillis
Public Forum: Tuesday, September 24, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Northrop’s Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
- Dr. Gregory Washington
Public Forum: Wednesday, October 2, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Northrop’s Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
- Dr. Rachel Croson
Public Forum: Monday, October 7, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Northrop's Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
- Dr. Carol A. Fierke
Public Forum: Monday, October 7, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Northrop’s Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
Please use this form to provide comments to the search committee cochairs to help inform planning for a strong and inclusive EVPP search process and to provide input for the position profile that will be used to recruit an outstanding pool of candidates.
(Comments will not be posted online. Nominations for members to serve on the search committee should be emailed to Angie Pesch at email@example.com.)
The University of Minnesota is seeking applications and nominations for Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP). As the institution’s chief academic officer, the EVPP will work in partnership with the University’s incoming President Joan T. A. Gabel to advance the University’s reputation as one of the world’s most renowned public research universities.
Nominations and Applications
The priority deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, July 12, 2019. Review of applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applications should include:
- Detailed CV
- Letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant’s motivation to apply.
*PDF is the preferred version of submission of documents.
For More Information
For more information about the search process, please contact: Kate Stuckert, Senior Assistant to the President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-625-8844. (Nominations for members to serve on the search committee should be emailed to Angie Pesch, email@example.com.)
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The University's mission, carried out on multiple campuses and throughout the state, is threefold: research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and public service.
- November 13, 2019
Dr. Rachel Croson Appointed Executive Vice President and Provost
- September 17, 2019
Public forums announced by President Gabel
- April 8, 2019
Search announced by President-designate Gabel
- May 10, 2019
Search committee announced by President-designate Gabel
- June 10, 2019
- Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
- Office of the President
- About the University of Minnesota
Search Committee Members
Director, Academic and Professional Development, and Graduate School
Vice President for Research, Search Committee Co-Chair
Dean, School of Nursing
Dean, University of Minnesota Extension
Professional Student, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and VP-Elect, Professional Student Government;
Undergraduate Student, College of Education and Human Development, and Communications Director, Minnesota Student Association;
Professor and Director, Minnesota Design Center, College of Design
Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Associate Professor, Division of Science and Math, University of Minnesota Morris
Associate Professor, Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and American Indian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Regents Professor and Director, Human Rights Center, Law School
FCC Chair and Professor, College of Pharmacy, Search Committee Co-Chair
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Professor, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management
Professor of Biology, and Director, Large Lakes Observatory, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences
Graduate Program Coordinator and M.Ed. Advisor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development
Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts, and PhD, College of Education and Human Development