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Campus Bulletin

January 15, 2004

Two candidates for provost to give public lectures

The selection committee for provost and vice-president (academic) will present two candidates to the University community in late January and early February.

“The selection committee reviewed information about a number of excellent individuals from a diverse pool of candidates, including men and women from a full range of disciplinary backgrounds and from institutions in Canada and abroad,” says president Alastair Summerlee, chair of the committee. “From this pool of candidates, the committee interviewed several individuals and has selected two people who have agreed to be presented to the University community.”

The candidates will give public lectures to outline their interest in the position and how their background and experience make them a good fit. Prof. Maureen Mancuso, acting provost and vice-president (academic), will speak on "Building the Future, One Problem at a Time: The Provost's Role at the University of Guelph" Jan. 27. Fred Kitterle, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University, will speak on "Connecting People and Ideas" Feb. 3. Both sessions run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Rozanski Hall.

A brief biographical summary for each candidate, along with full curriculum vitae, is available on the selection committee’s web page. The names of committee members are also listed there.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the public lectures and to provide written comments to the selection committee. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 10 and can be directed to the committee either by e-mail to or by regular mail to Summerlee in the Office of the President. All comments will be held in strict confidence and will be shared with the committee in full, provided the writer is identified. Anonymous comments will not be reviewed.

Candidates will also be meeting with the Vice-President (Academic) Council, as well as with faculty, staff and student representatives, including direct reports to the Office of the Provost. All of these participants will also be invited to provide comments to the selection committee.

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