MARQUETTE – Four candidates vying to become Northern Michigan University’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs have been invited to campus next week for interviews. A full schedule will be announced when it is completed.
The four finalists and their current positions are: David Dauwalder, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Haven in Connecticut; Lance Grahn, most recently provost and dean of faculty/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Arkansas; Patrick Guilfoile, interim associate vice president of academic affairs at Bemidji State University in Minnesota; and Barbara Keinath, vice provost and dean of graduate studies at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn.
A provost is the top academic administrator and reports directly to the president. At NMU, the position provides day-to-day operational and strategic management, as well as leadership that champions the growth and development of both academic and student services programs according to the university’s mission.
Terry Seethoff, co-chair of the search committee, said, “We have some excellent people interested in being Northern’s provost. The search committee is very excited about these candidates and we look forward to introducing them to the NMU community.”
The candidates’ biographical information is available for review at www.nmu.edu/provostsearch.