Dean, College of Communication and Information

 

The University of Kentucky is conducting a national search for a transformative leader to serve as Dean of the College of Communication and Information. Provost Blackwell identified the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles to oversee this important process. The College is seeking Dean candidates with outstanding records of scholarly activity and administrative experience sufficient to administer the college and associated programs. Dean candidates must have earned the terminal degree in their fields of study and be eligible for appointment at the rank of professor with tenure.

 

Latest Updates

The search firm Heidrick & Struggles was selected to assist with the search process. The lead contact for this search is Jackie Gallagher Zavitz.

 

Search Committee

Feedback and input from members of the college is invaluable to this process. If you have any questions or would like to provide comments, feel free to contact the search committee members: 

  • Katherine McCormick, Professor of Education and Provost's Senior Faculty Fellow, co-chair
  • Mark Shanda, Dean, College of Fine Arts, co-chair
  • Chike Anyaegbunam, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Denise Carl, UK Office of Philanthropy 
  • Mel Coffee, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Allyson DeVito, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Marko Dragojevic, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Allison Gordon, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Jack Guthrie, College of Communication and Information alumnus 
  • Jeff Huber, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Kyra Hunting, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Alexandre Martin, College of Engineering faculty 
  • Shannon Oltmann, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Kevin Real, College of Communication and Information faculty 
  • Laure Smith, College of Communication and Information staff
  • Jesse Stallsworth, College of Communication and Information student 

 

Leadership Profile 

In partnership with the search committee, the search firm will develop a detailed position description and college prospectus to attract outstanding candidates. Once developed, this leadership profile will be posted on this search webpage. 

 

Contact

 For further information about the search process or to nominate a potential candidate, please contact provost@uky.edu. We appreciate your insights, and we will continue to share updates throughout the process.