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Candidates for Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research, to visit campus

Aug. 20, 2007 -- Dr. Glen Jones, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, has announced the schedules for the on-campus visits of the three finalists for the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research. The three finalists, all veteran administrators in higher education, will be visiting the campus beginning Monday, Sept. 10-Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Dr. Dee Hopkins, Dean of the College of Education at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, will arrive on campus Monday, Sept. 10. Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Memphis, will arrive on campus Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Dr. G. Daniel Howard, Vice President for Administration and International Relations at the University of North Alabama, will arrive on campus Wednesday, Sept. 12.

All candidates will meet with various groups on campus, including vice chancellors, the 10-member Search Committee, department chairs, ABI representatives, program directors, the Academic Deans’ Council, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research office staff, student leaders, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, and ASU-Jonesboro chancellor, Dr. Robert L. Potts.

The highlight of each candidate’s visit to ASU-Jonesboro will be the Campus Open Forum, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., in the Student Union Auditorium on the day of the individual candidate’s visit. The Campus Open Forum is open to all, and each candidate’s presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 5 p.m. (UPDATE: Monday's forum will be in Centennial Hall of the Student Union).

According to Dr. Glen Jones, “Our goal is to broaden the campus community’s participation in this process by providing significant opportunities for the campus and the candidates to interact with each other. The interview schedules reflect this goal and will provide each candidate multiple opportunities to display their unique skill sets before a variety of audiences. We will open an online evaluation process beginning Thursday, Sept. 13, and closing Sunday, Sept. 16. An online evaluation form will ask each member of the campus community to detail what they perceive as the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. Those evaluations will be reviewed by the Search Committee.”

Chancellor Potts’ decision, after further consultation with the Search Committee, is expected by the first week in October.

For more details about each candidate, along with the schedule for each candidate’s visit, see ASU’s Vice Chancellor Search Web page,


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