Kansas University’s provost search committee has chosen three candidates for the position who will visit the campus in April.
Candidate names will not be announced until approximately two days before each visit, but KU on Wednesday released the dates and times for candidates’ public presentations.
Steve Warren, professor and investigator in the Life Span Institute, is chairman of KU’s provost search committee, which is working with the executive search firm R. William Funk and Associates, according to KU.
Here is the schedule:
• Candidate 1 — April 11 . The public presentation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Bruckmiller Room of Adams Alumni Center. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the McGee Room of the alumni center.
• Candidate 2 — April 21. The public presentation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Traditions Area on the fourth floor of the union.
• Candidate 3 — April 25. The public presentation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Summerfield Room of the alumni center. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the pub at the alumni center.
Candidates’ presentations will be streamed online. KU will post updates regarding the search online at provostsearch.ku.edu.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little urged KU community members to attend or watch the presentations, saying campus input would be important to the process.
“This is an exciting and important search for the University of Kansas,” Gray-Little said in a statement. “We have made great progress and have challenges ahead. We will look to our new provost to continue that progress.”
KU’s provost and executive vice chancellor is second in command for KU’s Lawrence campus but does not oversee KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
The next provost and executive vice chancellor will replace Jeff Vitter, who left KU in December to become chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Vitter had held the provost job five years, during which he oversaw design and implementation of KU’s 2012-2017 strategic plan, “Bold Aspirations.”
KU’s interim provost since Jan. 1 has been Sara Rosen, senior vice provost for academic affairs and a professor of linguistics.