Ohio University

Provost Sayrs announces College of Business dean finalist interviews

Published: October 1, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs announced six finalists have been invited to interview in October as candidates for Ohio University’s next dean of the College of Business.

The initial search was suspended in March due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As part of the continued interview process, the University community will have an opportunity to interact with the candidates during virtual open forums. Candidates will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions from students, faculty and staff.


Open forums for all students, faculty and staff will take place on the following dates and times (more information will be posted online at https://www.ohio.edu/provost/cob-dean-search before Oct. 5):

Tuesday, October 6, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Marla Stafford

Wednesday, October 7, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Jackie Rees Ulmer*

Monday, October 12, from 3 – 4 p.m.
David King 

Tuesday, October 13, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Luke Pittaway*

Wednesday, October 14, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Devrim Yaman

Thursday, October 15, from 2 – 3 p.m.
Richard Klein*

(*Jackie Rees Ulmer, Luke Pittaway, and Richard Klein began the search process in March 2020.)

Links to the livestream and feedback tool for each candidate will be sent to the University early next week. 

Please note that ASL interpretation will be available as part of the online broadcast. (To request other accommodations to attend this event, please contact Cary Frith in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at frith@ohio.edu 
no later than October 2.)