Presentation dates, but not names, announced for KU provost candidates

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Students walk between classes at the University of Kansas on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Four candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas will give public presentations at the end of October and early November.

The identity of the candidates, however, will not be released until 48 hours before their visits.

Each candidate will give a presentation with a reception to follow. For those unable to attend the presentations, a live stream of each will be available online at

While candidates’ name are secret, it is known that current interim provost Carl Lejuez has applied for the position.

Chancellor Douglas Girod established a committee in May to search for a new provost. The co-chairs of this committee are Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of the School of Social Welfare, and Steven Soper, Foundation Distinguished Professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering. R. William Funk & Associates, an executive search firm, assisted the committee.

KU faculty, staff and students who have a KU login will be able to provide feedback for the search committee via an online evaluation form following each candidate’s presentation.

Here’s a schedule of the candidate visits:

• Candidate 1, Oct. 29

Public presentation: 4-5 p.m., Burge Union, Forum D

Reception: 5-6 p.m., Burge Union, Forum A

• Candidate 2, Oct. 31

Public presentation: 4-5 p.m., Kansas Union, Big 12 Room

Reception: 5-6 p.m., Kansas Union, Jayhawk Room

• Candidate 3, Nov. 5

Public presentation: 4-5 p.m., Burge Union, Forum D

Reception: 5-6 p.m., Burge Union, Forum A

• Candidate 4, Nov. 7

Public presentation: 4-5 p.m., Adams Alumni Center, Summerfield Room

Reception: 5-6 p.m., Adams Alumni Center, Bruckmiller/McGee rooms


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