Search committee seeks for vice provost with ‘vision, creativity and vitality’

The appointment of an 11-member Search Advisory Committee for the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs has been announced by Provost Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. It will be chaired by Harold R. Johnson, dean of the School of Social Work.

At their first meeting, Sept. 16, the members will review a draft job description that calls for “a leader with vision, creativity and vitality to promote and influence multiculturalism within and on behalf of the University.

“Candidates should have exceptional leadership qualities and scholarly records. The vice provost will be expected to nurture, facilitate and support interdisciplinary instructional and research programs bearing on multiculturalism.”

In addition, the draft description states the vice provost “will play a major role in refining institutional policies, programs and procedures regarding multiculturalism, and should have a record demonstrating a firm commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity.”

Committee members, in addition to Johnson, who is professor of social work and of health behavior and education, are Francis R. Aparicio, associate professor of Spanish and American culture; Albert C. Chan, undergraduate student; James E. Crowfoot, professor of natural resources and urban and regional planning; Roderick Linzie, teaching assistant, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies;

Gretchen Lopez, graduate student, Research Center for Group Dynamics; Edwin J. McClendon, professor emeritus of education and of health education; Michael T. Nettles, professor of education; David Schoem, LS&A assistant dean for undergraduate education and lecturer in sociology;

Yuzuru J. Takeshita, professor of health behavior and health education and of population planning and international health and chair, Department of Population Planning and International Health; Herbert G. Winful, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

Staff support will be provided by E. Kay Dawson, executive assistant to the provost, Office of Academic Affairs.


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