Peter Ross among four finalists in Global Campus VP search


Central Michigan University officials announced the four finalists to fill the vacant Global Campus vice president position on Monday.

Each will meet with search committee members for interviews and public forums later this month, according to a university press release. The search committee is chaired by Pam Gates, dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The four finalists include Robert Wagner, Robert Griggs, Craig Wilson and Peter Ross.

Merodie Hancock resigned from the position in May. Ray Christie, vice provost of Academic Administration, has filled the position on an interim basis.

Duties for the position include providing strategic leadership by working with the president, executive vice president or provost, and other executive management personnel to implement plans for CMU's off-campus and online programs.

In addition to the search committee, executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates assisted with the search.

Schedules for the public forums are as followed:

  • Robert Wagner is the vice provost of regional campuses and distance education at Utah State University. Wagner’s forum is scheduled for 1:15-2:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, in the Lake Superior Room of the U.C.
  • Robert Griggs is the interim vice president for innovation and extended learning at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn. Griggs’ forum is scheduled for 2:15-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Lake Superior Room of the U.C.
  • Craig Wilson is the associate dean/division of continuing and international education at the University of Miami, Fla. Wilson’s forum is scheduled for 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Lake Superior Room of the U.C.
  • Peter Ross is the associate vice president of academic programs for Central Michigan University’s Global Campus. His forum is scheduled for 1:15-2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Maroon Room of the Bovee University Center.


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