Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn has appointed Dr. Jack Rose, faculty regent, to chair the Provost Search Committee, which will meet initially this month. The new provost may begin his or her duties as early as July 1, 2013, replacing Dr. Bonnie Higginson who announced her resignation effective June 30, 2013.
“I am pleased and honored to be a part of the search process for Murray State University’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs,” said Dr. Rose. “Dr. Bonnie Higginson has served MSU in an outstanding manner and will be sorely missed. President Dunn’s charge to the committee stated his desire to recruit the highest-level internal and external applicants who will demonstrate outstanding leadership to sustain the high standards of academic quality for which MSU is known. I am convinced the committee appointed by President Dunn is an outstanding group ready to work diligently to find folks who meet those qualifications.”
The 17-member committee includes representatives from each academic college and school, constituent groups, the Dean’s Council, professional staff, student affairs and athletics.
The Provost Search Committee members are Sidney Anderson, student; Kim Bellah, associate professor, Hutson School of Agriculture; Kevin Binfield, professor, English and philosophy; Misty Evans, lecturer, Continuing Education and Academic Outreach; Kathy Farmer, assistant professor, University Libraries; Kathy Farrell, associate professor, school of nursing; David Fender, professor, occupational safety and health; Renee Fister, professor, math and statistics; Rory Goggins, assistant professor, English and philosophy; Marcia Hobbs, dean, school of nursing; Matt Kelly, senior assistant athletic director; Jamie Mantooth, director, retention services; Melanie McCallon, associate director for education abroad, Institute for International Studies; Debbie Owens, associate professor, journalism and mass communications; Jack Rose, professor, college of education; Murphy Smith, Dill Distinguished Professor, Bauernfeind College of Business; and John Young, administrative assistant, telecommunications systems management.