National search for next provost underway
A 15-member search committee that includes faculty, staff, and student representation from throughout the WSU system is leading the search for the University’s next provost.
Julie Kmec, professor of sociology, and Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration and WSU’s chief financial officer, are co-chairing the search. The goal is to name a new provost by the end of the spring semester.
The executive recruiting firm of Isaacson, Miller is assisting the search committee in identifying potential candidates for the job.
The provost serves as WSU’s chief academic officer, overseeing system-wide academic programs and providing leadership for academic administrative operations and enrollment management functions. Bryan Slinker, who has served as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine for more than a decade, is serving as interim provost through June 30.