The search for a new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMR is under way, as Chancellor John F. Carney III announced on Thursday (Jan. 12, 20006) the formation of a committee to direct the search for a successor to Dr. Y.T. Shah, who will step down from the provost’s position in August 2006.
The provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs is UMR’s chief academic officer and is responsible for overseeing all academic programs and a variety of academic support programs, including enrollment management, library, pre-college programs, information technology, research and sponsored programs, technology transfer, undergraduate and graduate studies programs, distance and continuing education programs, and international programs.
Carney appointed Dr. Craig D. Adams, the John and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering, as chair of the 15-member committee. Other committee members are:
The committee will also include two faculty members to be elected by the UMR Academic Council.
The committee will begin meeting soon to discuss details of the nationwide search, Carney said.