Finalists seeking to serve as Central Michigan University's vice president for research and dean of graduate studies will visit campus for interviews and open forums beginning Jan. 9.
The 10-member search committee, chaired by CMU Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness Claudia Douglass, announced the two candidates following a national search.
Candidates and the dates of their campus visits and open forums are:
- David Ash, CMU interim vice president for research and dean of graduate studies. Ash's forum is scheduled from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in Park Library Auditorium; and
- Gregory Hand, West Virginia University special assistant to the vice president for health sciences. Hand's forum is scheduled from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Park Library Auditorium.
The vice president for research and the dean of graduate studies will foster research collaboration among CMU faculty and staff and between CMU and appropriate external entities. The person in this position also will work across the academic division to increase the quality and quantity of research, scholarship and creative work at CMU and will manage internal grant programs and other investments to improve research and creative work at CMU.
All open forums will be recorded and available for review on the Office of the Provost website until the search has completed. The website also will feature a form to provide feedback on each candidate.