Fourth provost candidate meets with faculty

Kevin Kolus

The fourth candidate for senior vice president of academic affairs and provost described himself as decisive, caring and thoughtful in an open faculty forum this afternoon.

In the Kiva, 35 faculty questioned Walter Harris, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University in New Orleans, about the professional and personal strengths he could bring to the position. As chief academic officer, the provost is responsible for academics across all campuses.

“I have held a number of administrative positions,” Harris said. “It seems I have garnered a wealth of academic experience. I would bring all of that experience to Kent State.”

Harris is the final candidate coming to Kent State for interviews. The search committee for senior vice president of academic affairs and provost must submit its final recommendation to President Lester Lefton by Feb. 15.

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