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Candidate search forums for Executive Vice President and Provost to begin next week

Candidate search forums for Executive Vice President and Provost to begin next week
Published: March 21, 2018 Author: Staff reports


Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis sent the following message to OHIO students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.


I am pleased to announce that we are entering the final stages of our search for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost. This position is a critical part of my leadership team and essential to the success of our strategic pathway related to enhancing the overall academic quality and national position of Ohio University.

Beginning next week, four talented professionals who are excited by the opportunity to help lead Ohio University will travel to Athens to meet members of the University community.
In addition to spending time on the Athens Campus and meeting with students, faculty and staff, each of our finalists will be available to address questions from the public in an open forum setting. These open forums are a vital part of the process to allow candidates and the University community to interact with one another and help determine the appointment of our next Executive Vice President and Provost.

The Search Committee has recommended that the following candidates meet with our community:

Who: Chaden Djalali, University of Iowa
When: March 26th, 4-5:30 p.m. 
Where: Baker University Center Theater
More information here. 

Who: Constance Relihan, Auburn University
When: April 2nd , 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Baker University Center, Ballroom A
More information here.

Who: Hesham El-Rewini, University of North Dakota
When: April 4th 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Walter Rotunda
More information here.

Who: Bernard A. Mair, Howard University
When: April 6th 3-4-30 p.m.
Where: Walter Rotunda
More information here.

ASL interpretation will be provided at each location and presented in a video screen of the online broadcast. If you require any other accommodation, please contact Equity and Civil Rights Compliance at 740.593.9140 or access@ohio.edu.

I hope you will take advantage of the opportunities we are offering to meet the finalists and share your thoughts. Feedback from our stakeholders is an important component of the search process. For anyone who cannot attend an open forum but would still like to submit their thoughts or feedback, you can email the co-chairs of the search committee: Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs at sayrs@ohio.edu and Dr. Susan Williams at willias7@ohio.edu.
This is an exciting time for Ohio University. I encourage you all to take advantage of the open forums and get to know the candidates better. We appreciate your feedback!

Kind regards, 

M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D.