Update on Dean Searches

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that search committees have now been formed to fill the positions of Dean of the Reich College of Education, Dean of the Walker College of Business and Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. These will all be national searches with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. We are in the process of identifying a search firm(s) to assist each of our three committees.

Again, campus input throughout the process will be critical to helping us build a strong applicant pool and to successfully fill these very important positions. The following members of our community have graciously agreed to serve.

Dean of the Reich College of Education Search Committee

  • Joyce Ogburn, Dean of Libraries (Co-Chairperson)
  • Dr. Susan Colby, Council of Chairs (Co-Chairperson)
  • Dr. Precious Mudiwa, Leadership and Educational Studies
  • Dr. Greg McClure, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Daisy Waryold, Human Development and Psychological Counseling
  • JuanEs Ramirez, Distance Education
  • Rebekah Saylors, Reich College of Education
  • Dr. Tracie Salinas, Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Tracy Smith, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Ellen Carpenter, Family and Consumer Science
  • Dr. Wayne Eberle, Watauga County Schools
  • Dr. Margaret Gregor, University Library
  • Dr. Beth Frye, Reading Education and Special Education

Dean of the Walker College of Business Search Committee

  • Dr. Tony Calamai, College of Arts and Sciences (Chairperson)
  • Richard Sparks, Business Advisory Council
  • Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk, Accounting
  • Dr. Scott Hunsinger, Computer Information Systems
  • Dr. Dave McEvoy, Economics
  • Dr. Harry Davis, Finance, Banking and Insurance
  • Dr. Jacqui Bergman, Management
  • Dr. Unal Boya, Council of Chairs
  • Dr. Terry Rawls, Distance Education

Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts Search Committee

  • Dr. Bill Pelto, Hayes School of Music (Chairperson)
  • Lisa Houser, Distance Education
  • Regina Triplett, FAA Deans Office
  • Clifton Meador, Council of Chairs
  • Michael Rall, Applied Design
  • Jody Servon, Art
  • Dr. Lynn Gregory, Communication
  • Dr. Jennifer Westerman, Sustainable Development
  • Dr. Ok-Youn Yu, Sustainable Technology
  • Dr. Paulette Marty, Theatre and Dance
  • Dr. Leslie Sargent Jones, Honors College

I will be charging these committees in the very near future, and assure you that we will keep you updated as the search process moves forward.


Dr. Darrell Kruger
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Published: Sep 10, 2015 12:00pm