Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2014

UNO Search Committee Narrows Large Pool of Applicants to Four Candidates for Provost

A special committee at the University of New Orleans has narrowed a large pool of applicants to four finalists hoping to be selected as UNO's next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Open Forum Interviews

Date: Oct. 21 - Nov. 14
Location: TBA

Position Details

All UNO students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend.The provost of a university is typically considered to be the president's right hand, serving as the university's chief academic officer and acting on behalf of the university in the president's absence.

The provost provides vision, leadership, and oversight for all academic programs, coordinates strategic planning and initiatives and promotes faculty excellence in teaching, research, and service. He or she also serves as the president's chief academic advisor, helping to establish priorities and policies and implementing improvements to advance academic and university success. The provost takes an active role in expanding economic, social, and cultural engagement and impact and increasing outreach opportunities. At UNO, the provost will work to strengthen partnerships in the greater New Orleans area, as well as in the state, national, and global arenas, to advance academic and university success.

Please see the Provost Search Website

The Finalists

Donald S. Siegel

Dean and Professor, School of Business
University of Albany, SUNY 

John W. Nicklow

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Kenya S. Taylor

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
University of Nebraska at Kearney

George Arasimowicz

Dean and Professor, College of Visual and
Performing Arts, Kean University, New Jersey