Updated Schedule for Provost Candidates

March 1, 2009

The weather Sunday has forced an alteration in the schedule for the first of the three provost candidates who will be on campus this week.

All flights into Atlanta for Dr. Cathy Barlow were canceled Sunday, but she is re-booked for Monday. So everything will move back one day for her visit.

Her schedule on campus will remain the same, so the visit days for each candidate are:

Dr. Barlow: Monday afternoon & all day Tuesday

Dr. Riordan: Tuesday afternoon & all day Wednesday

Dr. Levi: Wednesday afternoon & all day Thursday.

Each will meet with a variety of campus groups and host an open session for faculty at 12:30 p.m., in the Center for Commerce and Technology Auditorium.

To recap, the Provost Search Committee's finalists and visit schedule are:

* Cathy L. Barlow, dean of the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She will be on campus Monday, March 2.

Dr. Barlow earned her doctorate in leadership/administration from the University of Tulsa, her master's in special education from Ball State University and her bachelor's in psychology and education from Milligan College in Tennessee. She has been dean at UNC Wilmington since 2000. Previously, she was a department chair and interim dean at Morehead State University, and dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville. Prior to moving into higher education administration in 1991, she held several administrative positions in public schools, including assistant principal, director and associate superintendent.

* Catherine A. Riordan, vice provost at Central Michigan University. She will be on campus Wednesday, March 4.

Dr. Riordan earned her doctorate in social psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and her bachelor's in social welfare from Eastern Michigan University. She has been at Central Michigan since 2000, serving first for one year as assistant vice president for curriculum and assessment. Before that, she was at the University of Missouri-Rolla, where she was a professor of psychology, Management Systems director and assistant to the chancellor for Affirmative Action.

* Inessa Levi, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Illinois University. She will be on campus Thursday, March 5.

Dr. Levi earned her doctorate, master's and bachelor's degrees in mathematics from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She has been dean at Western Illinois since 2004. Before that, she was at the University of Louisville, where she was a professor, acting chair of the math department and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

-----Provost Finalists' Agenda-----

Dr. Cathy Barlow - March 2 & 3

Dr. Catherine Riordan - March 3 & 4

Dr. Inessa Levi - March 4 & 5

Day 1

2:30-4:45 Depart Hotel - CSU and community tour

5-6 Reception with President's Staff and Deans - One Arsenal Place

6:30 Dinner with President Mescon

Day 2

7:15 a.m. Depart hotel

7:30-8:30 Breakfast with President's Staff - VPBF Conference Room (Richards 216)

8:30-9 Meet with Academic Affairs Team - VPAA Conference Room (Richards 311)

9:15 - 10:15 Meet with Academic Deans - VPAA Conference Room (Richards 311)

10:20 - 11:20 Meet with Department Chairs and Associate/Assistant Deans - CCT Auditorium

11:30 - 12:20 Lunch with Search Committee - CCT 235

12:30 - 1:30 Open Forum with faculty (15 minute presentation) - CCT Auditorium

1:45 - 2:15 Meet with Staff Council - CCT 306

2:25-3:15 Meet with Undergraduate and Graduate student leaders - CCT 205

3:30-4:30 Meet with Faculty Senate - Location TBA

4:45-5:45 Exit interview with President Mescon - Richards 112

6 p.m. Depart campus and return to hotel