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UK President Appoints Advisory Committee
for Provost Search

By Mary Margaret Colliver

 

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"This is a key academic position that will serve as one of my closest advisers. I will ask the advisory group to begin a thorough review of the applications later this month. I will meet with the group to receive their recommendations and then make a decision as quickly as possible."

-- Lee T. Todd Jr., president,
University of Kentucky

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Aug. 28, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. recently appointed an advisory committee for a national search for candidates to fill the university provost position on a permanent basis.

Todd has appointed two co-chairs:  Douglas A. Boyd, professor, College of Communications and Information Studies, and associate provost for International Affairs, and Loys Mather, professor, College of Agriculture.

According to Todd, the advisory committee is comprised of a group of prominent UK faculty and administrators.   They include:

Lee Edgerton -- Professor, Animal Sciences
Kay Hoffman -- Dean, College of Social Work
James Holsinger -- Senior Vice President and Chancellor of the Medical Center
Thomas Lester -- Dean, College of Engineering
Everett McCorvey -- Professor, School of Music
Karen Mingst -- Professor, Political Science
Robert Shay -- Dean, College of Fine Arts
Tony Stoeppel -- student representative
Genia Toma -- Director, Martin School
Allan Vestal -- Dean, College of Law
Don Witt -- Director, Admission and Registrar

"This is a key academic position that will serve as one of my closest advisers," Todd said. "I will ask the advisory group to begin a thorough review of the applications later this month. I will meet with the group to receive their recommendations and then make a decision as quickly as possible."

Todd noted the position already has been posted on the university's Web site. An advertisement seeking nominations has been placed in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the weekly newspaper serving universities and colleges across the country.

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