Search for Interim Dean of COAS

May 5, 2016

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Earle Traynham, Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs

“Do the President and Provost give their assurances that the search for the Permanent Dean of COAS in the Fall will truly be an open search and not have a predetermined outcome like the search for the Interim Dean position did?


First, I need to correct a misstatement in the question. There was no “predetermined outcome” in the search for the Interim Dean of COAS. With that correction, the answer to the first part of the question is yes. The position has already been posted and it will be advertised nationally.