Archive for Thursday, February 25, 2010

KU’s second provost candidate is the university’s current vice provost for research

February 25, 2010


Kansas University’s second candidate for its provost position is Steve Warren, KU’s vice provost for research and graduate studies.

Warren received all three of his degrees from KU, ending with a doctorate in child and developmental psychology in 1977.

Warren was named to his current position in January 2008, after serving for five months as interim vice provost and six years as director of KU’s Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies.

A short presentation to students, faculty, staff and the public is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the Bruckmiller and McGee rooms in the Adams Alumni Center. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow.

Warren joins Philip McConnaughay, dean of Pennsylvania State University’s law school, as finalists for the post. A third candidate will be announced later.


yourworstnightmare 8 years, 2 months ago

"Warren received all three of his degrees from KU"

Inbreeding depression.

beawolf 8 years, 2 months ago

There's 2 schools of thought here. 1. As a KU Alum and present employee he is very familiar with the major issues confronting the University. His experience as interim Vice Provost most likely will allow him to hit the ground running. 2. As an inbred, can he bring to the job a fresh perspective? An outsider viewpoint?

That said, the most important characteristic of this job is political. Can he convey the wishes and goals of the Chancellor to the University community and follow through successfully on those goals.

beawolf 8 years, 2 months ago


I wasn't going to comment on the idiocy of your post, but I though I would clip and paste another comment from another poster on a different topic you commented on. It is so apropos.

"You are definitely not the smartest peanut in the turd."

guesswho 8 years, 2 months ago

oneeye; think of it this way - the chancellor is similar to a CEO, and the provost is similar to the CIO. The CEO is the Chief EXTERNAL Officer and the CIO is the chief INTERNAL officer. The chancellor represents the face of the university; fund raising, overall vision and priorities of the University. The Provost handles more of the internal responsibilities to make that vision happen, overseeing all of the deans of each of the colleges, faculty affairs and personnel matters, student life issues.

WilburM 8 years, 2 months ago


No "3-KU degree" person.

Way too insular. Had Joe Steinmetz (former CLAS dean) stuck around, he'd have been great, but he came from the outside just a few years ago. I have absolutely nothing against Steve Warren, but having experience in other (and one would hope better) institution would be a big help in generating new ideas are some real perspective.

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