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Search committee announces three finalists for CHSBS dean.

Meet candidates for CHSBS dean

Three finalists for the dean position will attend open forums beginning next week

Contact: Ari Harris


The campus community is invited to meet the three finalists for dean of Central Michigan University's College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

A 15-member search committee chaired by Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, announced the finalists following a national search.

Open forums will be held from 3-3:50 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium on the following dates:

  • April 23: Robert Matz, interim dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University.
  • April 24: Franklin Goza, associate dean and professor of sociology, College of Letters and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • April 26: Richard Rothaus, vice chancellor of academic and student affairs, North Dakota University system.

The forums will be recorded and available for review on the Office of the Provost website until the search is complete. Students, faculty and staff may submit feedback on each candidate using an online form on the website.

The dean of CHSBS is responsible for all operations of the college and provides leadership for all undergraduate and graduate programs within the college. The college is composed of several academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, institutes and centers. The dean also will serve on the Council of Deans, Academic Senate and Academic Planning Council.

The new dean will replace former dean Pam Gates, who retired Jan. 15. Marcy Taylor has been serving as interim dean since Gates' retirement.


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