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Provost appoints search committee for CHSBS dean

Fifteen-member team will lead national search


​Central Michigan University Provost Michael Gealt has appointed a 15-member committee to assist in the national search for dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The new dean will replace Pam Gates, who is retiring Jan. 15.

Marcy Taylor will serve as interim dean upon Gates' retirement.

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, College of Education and Human Services dean, will chair the search committee. In addition to Pehrsson, other committee members are:

  • Carlin Borsheim-Black, English language and literature department.
  • Rae Buchholz, English Language Institute.
  • Laura Cochrane, sociology, anthropology and social work department.
  • Colleen Green, Office of Native American Programs.
  • Thomas Greitens, political science and public administration department.
  • Tim Hartshorne, psychology department.
  • LTC Robert May, military science and leadership department.
  • Robert Noggle, philosophy and religion department.
  • Anna Owens, Student Government Association.
  • Amy Ransom, world languages and cultures department.
  • Greg Smith, history department.
  • Cherie Strachan, School of Public Service and Global Citizenship.
  • Jon Humiston, provost's office.
  • Cali Clark, human resources representative.

Search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been contracted to assist with the dean search. 

The committee will hold its first meeting Nov. 27 and anticipates a review of candidates to begin in January. 

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