Meetings set for Clark Honors College dean candidates

The search committee has invited two internal candidates to meet with campus stakeholders May 2-3 in the search for a permanent Clark Honors College dean.

Faculty members, staff and students will be invited to meet with each of the finalists during their respective campus appearances, which will include a public talk, conducted in hybrid mode.

The Clark Honors College offers the benefits and opportunities of a major research university while fostering an education which allows top students to gather, learn and grow within Chapman Hall.

“This is an important time for the Clark Honors College,” said Janet Woodruff-Borden, interim provost and executive vice president. “In the past few years, the college has experienced unprecedented growth, appointed core faculty in a new diversity of fields, updated the curriculum, instituted innovative courses in public engagement, and enhanced student advising and support. The dean will be responsible for overseeing the education and development of some of our most ambitious and motivated students. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and who will continue to enhance the honors college experience for its students.”

Details about each candidate will be released in advance of each visit on the Office of the Provost website, along with an online survey where community members can share their observations.

The search has been led by a committee composed of honors college faculty members, staff and students and chaired by Chris Poulsen, Tykeson Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.