President Michael R. Lovell has appointed a search committee to recruit a new provost for the university, resuming a search that began in 2013 but was postponed until a permanent president was hired. The committee will be chaired by Dr. John Su, professor of English and director of the University Core of Common Studies. Su is also a member of the executive committee of University Academic Senate. An expert in postcolonial literature, Su has written two single-authored books, more than two dozen articles and reviews, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Modern Fiction Studies.
The search committee and the Office of the President will begin by soliciting ideas and input from many sources across campus, including University Academic Senate, on the Opportunity and Challenge Profile.
The following listening sessions will be held Monday, Sept. 22. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the listening session that pertains to them.
- Division of Student Affairs listening session: 10 a.m. in the AMU 227
- Staff in academic units listening session: noon in the AMU 157
- Faculty listening session: 4 p.m. in the AMU 227
- Student listening session: 5:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suites
The university has retained the search firm Isaacson, Miller, which conducted the search for the dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences in 2012-13. The new provost is expected to be announced no later than March 2015.
Watch News Briefs and the provost search website for updates on the search. The search committee is as follows:
Dr. John Su – Professor of English, director of the University Core of Common Studies and member of the executive committee of University Academic Senate
Steve Frieder – Assistant to the president and corporate secretary (Arts ’95)
Dr. Richard Holz – Dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and University Academic Senate member
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp – Vice provost for research, dean of the Graduate School and University Academic Senate member
Janine Kim – Professor of law
Dr. John Mantsch – Chair and professor of biomedical sciences
Dr. Cheryl Maranto – Chair and associate professor of management and University Academic Senate member
Dr. James Marten – Chair and professor of history
Rev. David Schultenover, S.J. – Professor of theology
Dr. Lucas Torres – Associate professor of psychology
Peggy Troy – Member of the Board of Trustees; president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System (Nurs ’74)
Kyle Whelton – Senior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and president of Marquette University Student Government