Brandeis forms provost search committee

Brandeis University is poised to begin its search for the next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

University President Fred Lawrence announced Wednesday that a 12-member search committee has formed to help identify candidates for the position. It is comprised of six faculty members, three staff members, a trustee, a graduate student and an undergraduate student.

The executive search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel, which specializes in searches for universities, and previously assisted in the university’s presidential search, will guide the process.

The search committee:

Sacha Nelson, Chair
Professor of Biology

David Cunningham
Associate Professor of Sociology

Frances Drolette
Senior Vice President for Finance, Chief Financial Officer

Kim Godsoe
Dean of Academic Services

Thomas Glynn
Member, Board of Trustees; Member, Heller Board of Overseers

Jane Harries
Graduate Student, Ph.D. Psychology

Anita Hill
Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women's Studies, The Heller School

Marla Merchut
Student, Arts & Sciences

Carol Osler
Associate Professor of Finance, International Business School

John Plotz
Professor of English

Michaele Whelan
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Rabb School

Aida Yuen Wong
Associate Professor of Fine Arts


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