UI chancellor to likely be named in July

The next University chancellor will likely be announced in July, according to Doug Beck, chairman of the chancellor search committee and professor of physics, who said the timing depends in part on the negotiations that will take place.

The chancellor search committee is composed of ten faculty members, three students and one representative of each of the civil service and academic professionals, Beck said.

The committee works with the executive search firm of Issacson, Miller to advertise the position and identify potential candidates.

“We then choose the best people from that group,” Beck said in email. “The names corresponding to this set are in turn passed on to President Hogan who will make a selection from among them for the final approval of the Board of Trustees.”

Whoever receives approval from the Board of Trustees will replace current interim chancellor, Robert Easter, who replaced Richard Herman, following his resignation in October 2009.

As part of restructuring initiatives passed by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 18, it was decided that campus chancellors would now have the additional title of “vice president” added.

Concerning the condition of the current search, Beck said, “we are about where we expected to be at this stage.”