NDSU Looks to Fill Open Void at No. 2 Spot
List of provost candidates narrows to 21
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 09:02
The national search to replace University Provost Bruce Raffert is well underway.
In a meeting on Feb. 3, NDSU’s Provost Search Committee narrowed the list of candidates to 21 from a list of 35 that applied for the position. There is no concrete deadline to find a replacement.
The committee met on Friday to narrow the list further and decide which candidates they will select for reference calling.
“NDSU’s provost is responsible for overseeing all academic activities and the university’s eight academic colleges,” NDSU’s website says. “The provost’s office is also responsible for academic resources and budget, professional faculty matters, academic computing and the university’s instructional curriculum.”
After the committee comes up with a short list of candidates, they will begin an on-campus interview process in early to mid- April, committee chair Larry Reynolds said. The new provost will take over this summer.
The search began when Raffert requested to return to his role as a faculty member in September, according to an NDSU news release. He spent the last three years as the college’s No. 2 man in charge. Raffert will remain in his position until the committee finds a replacement.
Eleven NDSU faculty members populate the Provost Search Committee, which meets a few times a month to sift through applicants in order to find the best person to fill the spot.
North Dakota state payroll data shows the Provost position pays about $275,000 per year plus benefits, making it one of the highest-paid positions in the North Dakota University System.
The search committee held its first meeting in December and developed strategies to find the best candidate for the position.
The position requirements listed by NDSU say candidates must hold terminal degrees, or the highest degree in their field of study, strong communication skills, extensive leadership experience and many other qualifications.
Chair: Larry Reynolds, College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources
Tom Riley, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Magaret Fitzgerald, College of Human Development and Education
Karen Froelich, College of Business
Sammee Khan, College of Engineering
Mukund Sibi, College of Science and Mathematics
Larry Peterson, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Charlene Wolf-Hall, College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources
Molly Secor-Turner, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health
Emily Berg, Institutional Research
Chuck Hoge, NDSU Research and Technology Park