Message from President Wiewel on the provost search
Author: Office of the President
Posted: September 15, 2011

Dear Colleagues,
Roy Koch has announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year, his 30th at PSU and seventh as provost and vice president for academic affairs.

I am grateful to Roy for his service, and for his commitment to moving several important projects forward this year, including the formation of a strategic enrollment management plan, implementation of an expanded set of faculty ranks, and development of a new budget allocation process.

We will have opportunities in the coming months to celebrate Roy's legacy and accomplishments. Now, however, we must begin the difficult task of finding a suitable candidate to succeed him as provost and chief academic officer.

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller will assist us in this process. I have asked Jon Fink, vice president, Research and Strategic Partnerships, to chair the search committee.

Search Committee members:
Jackie Balzer
, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Talya Bauer
, faculty, Business Administration
Donna Bergh
, special assistant to the provost, Academic Affairs
Sharon Blanton
, associate vice president and chief information officer, OIT
Jim Carlile, adjunct professor, Education
Veronica Dujon
, faculty, Sociology
Brandon Harris
, chief of staff, ASPSU; student
Cathy LaTourette
, associate vice president, Human Resources
Carol Mack
, vice provost for Academic Personnel & Leadership Development, Academic Affairs*
Robert Muñoz, faculty, Chicano/Latino Studies and University Studies
Xavier Oberlander
, program assistant, Fine and Performing Arts
Adam Rahmlow
, president, ASPSU; student
David Robinson
, Oregon Health & Science University
Jennifer Ruth, faculty, English
Vivek Shandas
, faculty, Urban Studies and Planning
Gwen Shusterman
, incoming presiding officer, Faculty Senate; faculty, Chemistry
Ren Su
, Dean, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Larry Wallack, Dean, College of Urban and Public Affairs

More information will be available in the coming weeks. Again, thanks to Roy for his leadership and service at PSU.

Wim Wiewel, President

* NOTE: An earlier version of this posting incorrectly identified Kevin Reynolds, rather than Carol Mack, as a member of the search committee.