Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published April 03 2011
Higher Education Notebook: NDSU provost finalists begin campus visits
Finalists for the post will begin making campus visits on Monday.
Neil Gudmestad, distinguished professor and chairman of the search committee, said all four finalists are well-qualified.
“We wanted to attract a potential administrator from an institution that we aspire to,” Gudmestad said. “I think that’s true in every one of these cases.”
Each candidate will spend two days on campus and give an open forum in the Memorial Union Century Theater.
Here is the schedule for their visits:
- Howard Grimes, vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at Washington State University, will visit campus Monday and Tuesday. The open forum is at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
- Cheryl Schrader, associate vice president for strategic research initiatives and former dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State University, will visit campus Wednesday and Thursday. The open forum is at 9 a.m. Thursday.
- Brad Fenwick, professor in the Department of Pathobiology at University of Tennessee and former vice chancellor of research and engagement at UT, will visit campus April 11-12. The open forum is at 9 a.m. April 12.
- Bruce Rafert, vice provost and dean of the graduate school at Clemson University, will visit campus April 13-14. The open forum is at 9 a.m. April 14.
Gudmestad said the committee looked for candidates who have had exemplary teaching and scholarship; who understand the mission of a land grant university; and who have administrative experience.
For more information on the candidates, visit www.ndsu.edu/news/provost_search. The open forums will be recorded and linked on that site.
Two NDSU animal sciences faculty were honored at the Midwest American Society of Animal Science/American Dairy Science Association annual meeting.
Kim Vonnahme, associate professor and co-director of NDSU’s Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, was named the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in the research category.
Associate professor Sarah Wagner was named the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in the teaching category.
Also during the meeting, Bryan Neville, an NDSU graduate, and Allison Meyer an NDSU doctoral student, received the Animal Science Young Scholar Award.
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