Open forums scheduled for dean of graduate studies finalists


David Ash, interim vice president for research and Dean of Graduate Studies, will be making his case for permanent employment in his curent position Monday.

Ash will be present for an open forum from 1-1:50 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. The forum is part of on-campus visits and interviews required of the final two candidates.

Ash will be competing for the job against Gregory Hand, a West Virginia University special assistant to the vice president for Health and Sciences. Hand’s forum is scheduled for Jan. 18.

Claudia Douglass, vice provost for Academic Effectiveness, stated in an email to Central Michigan Life that if campus interviews go well, she anticipates extending an offer to one of the candidates in late January or early February.

The candidate selected for the position “will foster research collaboration among CMU faculty and staff and between CMU and appropriate external entities,” according to a CMU news release.

Forums will be recorded and available on the Office of the Provost website until the search is complete. A form will be available to provide feedback on each candidate.

Ash took over for Roger Coles, who is now the interim associate vice provost for Community Engagement..


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