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Update on Provost Search

Update on Provost Search

I am pleased to share with you an update regarding the search process for our next permanent provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.

I am so grateful to the committee members for their willingness to undertake this important service to our university. The full list of search committee members appears at the bottom of this message. As you may note, I have gone beyond the Senior Administrative Appointments policy to ensure faculty representation from each college and the University Library as I have heard how important this is to our faculty.

The search committee will be assisted by Isaacson Miller, a highly regarded search firm that knows our campus well. Isaacson Miller assisted in the presidential search and several other executive searches at CSUSM.

The central role of this position cannot be overstated, and input from the university community will be critical to the success of the search. Isaacson Miller will host a campus open forum on Friday, Nov. 8 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Arts 240 to hear the attributes and qualities the campus is seeking in our next provost.

As CSUSM’s chief academic officer, the provost plays a unique role in advancing our academic mission and strategic vision. I want to thank the search committee, including Chair Neal Hoss, for their commitment to our campus, and I welcome any comments, questions or concerns about the search.


Ellen Neufeldt