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Announcement of Campus Visits by Provost Candidates

To: The University of Arizona Community

From:

Search Advisory Committee for Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Subject: Announcement of Campus Visits by Provost Candidates

Date: January 3, 2013

After this fall’s extensive national search involving over 800 invitations and nominations, followed by a detailed screening of over 40 viable persons with interest, the Search Advisory Committee conducted ten airport interviews in December with highly qualified applicants. The Committee is pleased to announce the following list of candidates and the dates, times, and locations of their open forums, to which we welcome all members of the University community. (Additional information can be found on UANews.org.) 

 

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Candidate Campus Visit Schedule

 

Dr. Andrew C. Comrie
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Community Open Forum
9:30-11 a.m.
Student Union Memorial Center, Rincon Room

Andrew Comrie currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (interim). He is the chief academic officer of the University, overseeing all academic programs and units exclusive of the health sciences and medical enterprise.

Dr. Comrie came to the UA in 1992 as a climatologist in the School of Geography and Development. He currently holds a tenured appointment as professor in the School of Geography and Development.

Before becoming Provost, Dr. Comrie served as Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College. In his role as dean, Dr. Comrie provided academic leadership for graduate education at the University, including stewardship of 15 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He received a Ph.D. in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.Sc. in Environmental and Geographical Science from University of Cape Town.

More information at:
http://provost.arizona.edu/node/455
http://facultyaffairs.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/ComrieAndrew_CV.pdf
http://provost.arizona.edu/
 
Dr. Henry C. Foley
Monday, January 14, 2013
Community Open Forum
3:30-5 p.m.
Student Union Memorial Center, Rincon Room

Henry Foley is the Vice President for Research at The Pennsylvania State University and Dean of the Graduate School. He is also the President of the Penn State Research Foundation and President of the Research Park Management Corp.

As the Vice President for Research, he oversees a research enterprise with $809 million of annual expenditure activity and more than 450 staff and professionals, including faculty. As the Dean of the Graduate School he is responsible for all advanced degrees (except MD and JD) serving over 13,000 graduate students (in residence and online), and for the whole of the graduate faculty.

Prior to his current position at Penn State, he was a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He holds a Ph.D. from Penn State and an M.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University.

More information at:
http://www.research.psu.edu/offices/hcf2/
http://facultyaffairs.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/FoleyHenry_CV.pdf
http://www.research.psu.edu/
 
Dr. Jack H. Knott
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Community Open Forum
9:30-11 a.m.
Student Union Memorial Center, Rincon Room

Jack Knott currently serves as Dean of the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. The school, with a student body of approximately 1700 students, offers two Ph.D. programs, five master’s degrees, an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree, two new online master’s degrees, and three executive education programs. The dean is also responsible for fundraising.  He has generated major gifts for a total of $145 million in new endowments.

Prior to coming to USC, he was Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. IGPA provides executive education and training programs for state and local officials in management and leadership.

Dr. Knott has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in Economics, Comparative Politics from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

More information at:
http://about.usc.edu/deans/jack-h-knott/
http://facultyaffairs.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/KnottJack_CV.pdf
http://www.usc.edu/schools/price/

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