Andy Hyland
Office of Public Affairs

Three provost candidates to make campus visits in April

Wed, 03/30/2016

LAWRENCE — Three candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor are scheduled to visit the University of Kansas campus in April.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little established a search committee in November to lead the university’s efforts to identify a new provost. Steve Warren, professor and investigator in the Life Span Institute, has served as chairman of the committee, which has been assisted by the executive search firm R. William Funk and Associates.

“This is an exciting and important search for the University of Kansas,” Gray-Little said. “We have made great progress and have challenges ahead. We will look to our new provost to continue that progress.”

Names and other details about the candidates will be announced approximately 48 hours before their visits. Each candidate will give a public presentation followed by a reception. The candidates’ public presentations will be streamed live online.

Faculty, staff and students with a KU login will be able to fill out an online evaluation form for each candidate to provide feedback to the search committee.

“These visits are an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to hear directly from our candidates and provide input to the selection process,” Gray-Little said. “I strongly encourage all members of our KU community to attend or watch the candidates’ presentations and to complete the online evaluation form afterward. Campus input is very important to this process.”

The schedule for the visits:

Candidate 1

Monday, April 11
Public presentation: 4 to 5 p.m., Bruckmiller Room, Adams Alumni Center
Reception: 5 to 6 p.m., McGee Room, Adams Alumni Center

Candidate 2

Thursday, April 21
Public presentation: 4 to 5 p.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union
Reception: 5 to 6 p.m., Traditions Area, Fourth Floor, Kansas Union

Candidate 3

Monday, April 25
Public presentation: 4 to 5 p.m., Summerfield Room, Adams Alumni Center
Reception: 5 to 6 p.m., Pub, Adams Alumni Center

Additional updates on the search will be posted at

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