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K-State Today

February 15, 2012

Position, search committee announced for the vice provost for undergraduate studies

Submitted by Michelle Langvardt

Kansas State University is seeking an individual with exceptional academic, strategic and interpersonal capabilities to join the university’s senior academic leadership team in the newly created position of vice provost for undergraduate studies.

The vice provost for undergraduate studies will provide vision and leadership to advance the university’s goals for an outstanding undergraduate educational experience – one of the key themes identified in the K-State 2025 strategic plan. This position will also serve as a university-wide advocate for undergraduate education and the undergraduate mission of the university and provide a central voice from the provost’s office on all matters related to undergraduate students and their university experience. 

The full position announcement can be found at: http://www.k-state.edu/provost/searches.

Send nominations, inquires and application materials to:

Lori Goetsch, Chair

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Search Committee


To be considered, applications must be received by March 30, 2012.


April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for the national search to find the vice provost for undergraduate studies.

Lori Goetsch, dean of KSU Libraries, will chair the search committee. Mason delivered the charge to the group last week, outlining her expectations and the search process time line. This will be a national search and we expect that the preliminary work of this search committee will be completed during the spring semester.

Search committee members are:

Lori Goetsch, dean of KSU Libraries and search committee chair

LaVerne Bitsie-Baldwin, director of the Multicultural Engineering Program

John Blair, university distinguished professor of biology

Kate Bormann, undergraduate student representative

Tara Coleman, assistant professor for KSU Libraries

Chris Culbertson, associate professor of chemistry

David Delker, associate dean  for K-State Salina

Scott Jones, assistant dean for student life

Shawna Jordan, research assistant professor for human nutrition

Kerri Day Keller, director of career and employment services

Stacy Kovar, associate dean for the College of Business Administration

Tyler Lewis, undergraduate student representative, K-State Salina

Amanda Morales, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction

Charlie Nutt, executive director of NACADA

Randy Phebus, professor of animal sciences and industry

David Procter, director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development

Stephanie Rolley, department head for landscape architecture/regional and community planning

Eli Schooley, undergraduate student representative

Mary Tolar, director of the School of Leadership Studies

Michael Wesch, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and social work

Alison Wheatley, assistant dean for the College of Arts and Sciences

Kim Williams, professor of horticulture, forestry and recreation resources