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.

 

Candidate Visits

The search committee has selected four finalists who will visit campus, participate in open forums, and meet with constituent groups throughout the UK community. The candidates will participate in open forums on the dates listed below. Names and curriculum vitae will be posted 24 hours ahead of the candidate's forum. Community members will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback after each campus forum. Avenues for providing feedback will be posted here. Feedback will be accepted, for all candidates, until 5 p.m. on April 24, one week following the final forum.

View recordings of the dean candidate forums. 

 

Jennifer Greer: Monday, April 8, from 4-5 p.m., in the Lexmark Room, in the Main Building

Mitchell McKinney: Wednesday, April 10, from 4-5 p.m., in the Lexmark Room, in the Main Building

David Ryfe: Monday, April 15, from 4-5 p.m., in the Lexmark Room, in the Main Building

Kendra Albright: Wednesday, April 17, from 4-5 p.m., in the Lexmark Room, in the Main Building

 

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 
  • Tae Hyun Baek, 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 

 

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.