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K-State Today

February 21, 2017



College of Arts and Sciences dean candidate finalists

By Craig Bourne

The search committee announces three finalists who will interview for dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Amit Chakrabarti, professor and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University, will interview Feb. 26-28. The open forum will be 1:30-2:45 p.m. Feb. 27 in Alumni Center Banquet Rooms B and C. 
  • Wayne Jones Jr., professor and chair of department of chemistry at Binghamton University, will interview March 6-8. The open forum will be 1:30-2:45 p.m. March 7 in Alumni Center Banquet Rooms B and C. 
  • J.S. "Jeff" Elwell, professor and dean of the College Arts and Sciences at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, will interview March 7-9. The open forum will be 1:30-2:45 p.m. March 8 in Alumni Center Banquet Rooms A and D.

Application materials and complete itinerary for each candidate may be found on the provost's search website.

K-Staters are encouraged to attend the open forum presentations titled "Strategic Vision for Successfully Leading the College of Arts and Sciences: Research, Diversity and the Undergraduate/Graduate Experience." For those unable to attend in person, the open forums will be streamed live and archived on the provost's search website as well as a link to an online candidate feedback form.

Oral or written feedback on the candidates also may be directed to members of the search committee: Debbie Mercer, Christer Aakeröy, Nora Bello, John Blair, Pat Bosco, Amy Button Renz, Marcellus Caldas, Kimathi Choma, Greg Eiselein, Ethan Erickson, Matthew Gaynor, Erika Geisbrecht, Wayne Goins, Tanya Gonzalez, Michael Herman, Anne Jewell, Pamela Kempton, Joy Knutson, Mary Rezac, Lisa Vangsness and Sheila Walker.

Please provide feedback no later than Monday, March 13.