February 11, 2004
to announce hire this week
new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs will
be announced by the end of the week.
Julia Mae Jorgensen
A new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
will be named this week, Chancellor Victor Boschini said.
I want to do this as judicially as possible,
Feedback forms about each candidate were filled out by
students, administrators and faculty. Boschini said he
would review them before making his final decision. Once
he receives all necessary information, Boschini said he
will meet with the provost search committee one more time.
Sometime after that meeting, I will make a decision,
Nowell Donovan, chairman of the TCU geology department,
is one of three final candidates for provost. He was the
last candidate to interview for the position and said
he isnt nervous about the announcement and will
just wait and see.
It was an enjoyable experience, Donovan said.
I have no idea when or how it (the decision) will
All parts of the interviewing process were complete as
of 3 p.m. Thursday, said Nadia Lahutsky, who chairs the
provost search committee.
The final provost candidates are Donovan; Arthur W. Herriott,
a professor of chemistry and former dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University
in Miami; and Michael L. Mezey, dean of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of political science
at DePaul University in Chicago.
Interviews spanned a period of two weeks and Lahutsky
said the candidates added their own personalities to their
You never know what youre going to get,
she said. I remain convinced any of the three would
bring strengths to this campus.
The final decision is in the hands of the chancellor,
Lahutsky said, because the provost and the chancellor
work so closely together.
The chancellor really has to feel comfortable,
she said. Its such an enormous responsibility.