The search for a new provost for the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is moving forward as Parker Executive Search officials are working closely with  a search committee comprised of faculty and staff.

“The advertisements for the position have been released and the committee is eager to get to work,” said Chancellor Donna P. Henry. “We hope to take significant steps by late fall.”

The search for a new provost and chief academic office began after Provost Sanders Huguenin announced earlier this year that he plans to step down to teach in the Department of History and Philosophy. Huguenin cited health concerns as the reason he wants to leave the position of provost.

Chancellor Henry said she wants to make sure that faculty and staff on the search  committee have plenty of time to work with the Search Firm to recruit a strong pool of applicants over the summer.  Interviews are set for early fall.

“The committee, especially our faculty, play a large part in advancing candidates to serve as provost and chief academic officer,” Henry said. “We want to make sure we get the right fit, and Parker Executive Search has a proven record when it comes to filling such a critical position.”

Mark Clark, the Kenneth Asbury Professor of History, serves as chair of the committee. Huda Aden, chief of staff to the chancellor, is co-chair.

Other members of the team include Scott Bevins, associate provost for information services, chief information officer and interim chair of the business and economics department, Anthony Cashio, assistant professor of philosophy, John Mark Adrian, professor of English, Marvin Gilliam, member of the UVa-Wise College Board, Josephine Rodriguez , assistant professor of biology, Tabitha Smith, director of compliance and inclusion and Title IX coordinator, Telena Turner, UVa-Wise College Board student member, and Heather Wilson, director of budget office, are also on the committee.

Information regarding the Provost opportunity can be found here.