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Search Committee for New Provost Announced

By Maryland Today Staff

University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today:

I am pleased to announce the search committee for the university's next senior vice president and provost, who will be charged with ensuring excellence and diversity of programs, faculty and students across the entire university as our chief academic officer.

The members of this committee were carefully selected to ensure diverse representation from all areas and constituencies of our academic community. Dr. Jeffrey Hollingsworth, vice president and chief information officer, will chair the committee. I invite applications and nominations for this vitally important position; candidates will be drawn exclusively from the rich talent pool within the University System of Maryland.

The search committee members, which represent UMD students, faculty and staff, include:

Dr. Jeffrey Hollingsworth (Chair)
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Professor, Department of Computer Science

Dr. Ritu Agarwal
Senior Associate Dean and Distinguished University Professor
Robert H. Smith School of Business

Daniel Alpert
Student Government Association President
Undergraduate Student (senior), Marketing

Dr. Natasha Andrade
Senior Lecturer and Associate Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Oscar Barbarin
Department of African American Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Beise
Professor and Associate Provost
Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Dr. Jie Chen
Department of Health Policy and Management

Dr. Maureen Cropper
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Economics

Cynthia Roberts Hale
Associate Vice President
Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Dr. Christopher Jarzynski
Distinguished University Professor
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Physics

Dr. Warren Kelley
Senior Associate Vice President
Division of Student Affairs

Daniel Laffin
Graduate Student Government President
Graduate Student, Public Policy

Dr. Keith Marzullo
Professor and Dean
College of Information Studies

Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara
Professor and Special Assistant to the President
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education

Gesine Pryor-Azevedo
Graduate Student, Architecture

Dr. Lourdes Salamanca-Riba
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Saúl Sosnowksi
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Pauline Sow
Undergraduate Student (senior), Economics, Government and Politics, and Dance

Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill
Professor and Dean
College of Arts and Humanities

Staff to the Committee:
Kanitta Tonggarwee
Assistant to the President
1101 Thomas V. Miller, Jr. Administration Building


I am confident in the committee's ability to deliver a pool of finalists out of which we will select a candidate who will lead our academic enterprise. This search coincides with a period of rapid change in higher education, as we continue to implement new and innovative ways to teach and learn.

Please join me in thanking the search committee members in advance for their commitment to academic excellence. I would also like to thank Ann Wylie, who was appointed interim senior vice president and provost on Feb. 1. I am very grateful to Dr. Wylie for carrying out her responsibilities with great passion, commitment and dedication, and for her willingness to continue in the position until a new provost is appointed.


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Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland

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