Finalists seeking to become Central Michigan University’s next dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts will visit campus next week for interviews and open forums.
The search committee, chaired by Dale Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, conducted Skype interviews last Thursday and Friday with seven semi-finalists and identified three individuals to bring to campus.
Candidates, the dates of their campus visits and details of their open forums include:
- Steven Block, chair of the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico since 1999. Block will be on campus Monday and Tuesday and will have an open forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chamichian Hall in the Music Building.
- Janet Hethorn, director since 2009 of the Delaware Design Institute at the University of Delaware, where she also was chair of the Department of Art from 2008 through 2013. Hethorn will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday and will have an open forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Chamichian Hall in the Music Building.
- Shelly Hinck, interim dean of CMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts and associate dean of the college from 2010 through 2014. Hinck’s interview process will be Thursday and Friday next week, with an open forum Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Chamichian Hall in the Music Building.
Candidate CVs can be found on the provost's website.
Hinck took over as interim dean of the college on Aug. 1, 2014, after Salma Ghanem resigned to become dean of the College of Communication at DePaul University.
In addition to Pehrsson, committee members include:
- Mark Baczewski, CCFA director of development
- Larry Burditt, chair, Department of Art and Design
- Cali Clark, director of employment and compensation
- Sherry Knight, associate vice president of University Communications
- Latoya Lain, faculty, School of Music
- Hayley Mcinerney, student
- Ann Miller, director, faculty employment and compensation
- Michael Papa, faculty, communication and dramatic arts
- Dave Patton, chair, Department of Geography
- Roger Rehm, vice president of information technology
- Rick Sykes, faculty, School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts
- Pete Vermeire, associate dean, College of Science and Technology
- Jim Wojcik, faculty, Department of Journalism