March 04, 2014
Open forums set for Science dean finalists
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Three candidates for the position of dean of the College of Science will meet with various constituents during a series of forums later this month and give a presentation on their vision of success in higher education’s ever-changing environment.
The candidates for the position are Laurie Achenbach, interim dean, College of Science and professor of microbiology, SIU; Gerry Dozier, professor and chair, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina A&T University; and Martin Klotz, chair, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina.
As the chief academic and administrative officer in a college, the dean is responsible for its overall academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, external relations, recruitment and retention, and other areas of operation. All candidates must carry a record of strong academic leadership and administrative experience.
The candidates will participate in a series of forums that also will include their individual presentations on the topic “My Vision for Success Amidst the Challenging Environment for Higher Education.”
The forums will give university students, staff and faculty an opportunity to meet with each candidate and ask questions on their approach to the dean position. The forums will be in conjunction with candidate interviews.
Here is a schedule of their open forums and availabilities:
• Klotz will hold his forum from 2 to 3 p.m., March 17, in the John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library. He will participate in a question-and-answer session for all science faculty and staff from 3 to 3:45 p.m., March 18, in Neckers Room 157.
• Dozier will hold his forum from 2 to 3 p.m., March 19, in Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library. He will participate in a question-and-answer session for all science faculty and staff from 3 to 3:45 p.m., March 20 in Neckers Room 157.
• Achenbach will hold her forum from 2 to 3 p.m., April 1, in Room 754 in Morris Library. She will participate in a question-and-answer session for all science faculty and staff from 1:15 to 2 p.m., April 2, in Neckers Room 157.
Curriculum vitas for the four candidates are available here.