Searches for two new vice provosts are currently entering their final stages, and the spots are expected to be filled by the beginning of the year, provost office officials said yesterday. The two positions, vice provost for computing and the newly created vice provost for graduate studies, will join the vice provosts of libraries, university life and research. Provost Administrative Fellow Stephen Steinberg said yesterday that the search committee looking to fill the graduate studies spot will narrow down its list of candidates in two to three weeks. He added that the committee is primarily looking at in-house candidates, possibly a senior faculty member, to fill the "half time" position. Search committee Chairperson Robert Dyson did not return a call seeking comment yesterday afternoon. Computing search committee Chairperson Paul Kliendorfer said last night that the committee is currently sifting through over 200 resumes and interviewing candidates. He added that they come from within the University, from other universities, from the private sector and from government agencies. Kliendorfer added that he hopes to have a short list of candidates by the end of the calendar year. The vice provost for computing position became vacant in November 1988, when then-Vice Provost David Stonehill accepted a position in President Bush's Executive Office as head of the Information Systems Resource Management Department. Radiology Professor Ronald Arenson has served as the acting vice provost since January 1989. Provost Michael Aiken said last month that the administration would have liked Arenson to take the position full-time, but Arenson has decided to return to his professorial duties once a permanent replacement is found. Aiken announced the creation of the vice provost for graduate studies last year. It was the first major implementation of a recommendation from the recently released five-year plan.Comments powered by Disqus
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