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Friday, March 27, 2009

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Vice provost candidates to visit IU Bloomington

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March 27, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Four candidates for the position of vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University Bloomington will visit the campus and speak at public forums during the next two weeks.

Dick McKaig, the current vice provost and dean of students, will retire this summer. He has been with Indiana University since 1971 and has been dean of students since 1991.

A search committee, working with the executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, selected finalists to visit campus and take part in interviews with students, staff, faculty and administrators. The four candidates, and the dates when they will be on campus, are:

"Dick McKaig has worked tirelessly on behalf of IU Bloomington students for almost four decades," said Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson. "The campus will miss his wise leadership and his dedication to the success and well-being of all students. He has set the highest standards for the Office of Student Affairs, and the search committee has been mindful of that. Dick is an extremely tough act to follow, but we are excited about the excellent group of candidates that the search committee has recruited."

Hanson will select the vice provost and dean of students, subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

Sánchez will speak at a public forum at 5 p.m. March 30 in Whittenberger Auditorium of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., followed by a reception in the IMU East Lounge. Sánchez has a Ph.D. in higher education administration from IU Bloomington and has also been an administrator at the University of Wyoming and DePauw University.

Goldsmith will speak at 5 p.m. April 1 in the Wells-Metz Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave., followed by a reception in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. He has an Ed.D. in higher education administration and a B.A. in government from IU Bloomington. He has been an administrator at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, Old Dominion University and Western Illinois University.

Reesor will speak at 5 p.m. April 6 in Whittenberger Auditorium followed by a reception in the IMU East Lounge. She has a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from the University of Kansas and has been an administrator and faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Wichita State University.

Walker-Johnson will speak at 5 p.m. April 8 in room 123 of the IU Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., followed by a reception in the IMU East Lounge. She has a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania and has been an administrator at Wellesley College, Hartwick College, State University of New York at Albany and Metropolitan State University in Denver.

The 16-member search committee includes faculty, staff, students and administrators and is chaired by Matthew Auer, dean of the Hutton Honors College and professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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