Provost finalists announced

Carrie Blazina

The provost search committee has announced the four finalists for the provost position at Kent State.

The four finalists are David Francko, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Alabama; Todd Diacon, deputy chancellor at University of Massachusetts Amherst; Bernard Mair, associate provost for undergraduate affairs at the University of Florida; and Kent State’s own Timothy Moerland, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Francko will visit Kent State Monday Jan. 23 and Tuesday Jan. 24, while Moerland will be here Jan. 26 and 27. Mair will visit Jan. 30 and 31, and Diacon will be here Feb. 1 and 2.

Each candidate will hold open forums with undergraduate students, faculty and staff and graduate students during their visits.

“We encourage members of the faculty, staff, students and members of the public to participate in the visits,” said search chair Dean Daniel Mahony in a press release. “We look forward to introducing these accomplished candidates to our university community and listening to your feedback.”

The candidates are replacing departing Provost Robert Frank, who is leaving after this semester for the president position at the University of New Mexico.

Look for more information on each candidate in tomorrow’s Daily Kent Stater.

Contact Carrie Blazina at [email protected].