Search for CMED associate dean of student affairs to begin after first class is admitted

The search for a replacement associate dean of student affairs for Central Michigan University's College of Medicine still has yet to begin.

"The search for the associate dean of student affairs (for CMED) will not occur until we complete the admission of our first class," CMED Dean Ernest Yoder said in an email Tuesday.

Dec. 31 served as the five-month mark since the end of former associate dean Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord’s term.

As previously reported by Central Michigan Life, Alvord resigned from her job in July and  accepted a similar position at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. Dr. Joel Lanphear was immediately named interim associate dean and has served in that role since.

"Our plan is to follow the CMU policy and procedure for (replacing) such positions," Yoder said via email. "(Most likely) a search committee will be formed (to select the replacement.)"

While there are no ideal candidates who stick out in his mind, Yoder does anticipate asking Sarah Yonder, associate medical director of University Health Services, to apply for the job, he previously told CM Life.

Yoder said if the current interim were to apply for the position, he would be considered for the job.

With regard to a timetable for naming a new associate dean of student affairs for CMED, "The plan is for the search to begin sometime after seating our first class this summer," Yoder said.

Director of Public Relations Steve Smith said in a previous interview with CM Life that a national search will take place, and once finalists are established, they will be invited to campus for formal interviews.

The associate dean of student affairs position responsibilities include participating in the development and operation of the medical program, being responsive to the needs of the state and being responsible for student affairs activities and student services within the College of Medicine.

The median salary for the position is $215,954.

Alvord, hired from Dartmouth College as the fourth and final associate dean of the college in September 2010, was earning $250,000 per year.


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