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Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061

November 13, 2009

 TO:  American University Community
 FROM:  Scott A. Bass, Provost
 SUBJECT:  Search Committee for the Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs


The process to permanently fill the position of Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs has begun with the formation of a search committee. As has been the practice in forming search committees for academic leadership positions, the Faculty Senate has elected representatives in accordance with the Academic Regulations and other representatives have been appointed by the Provost to ensure diversity and appropriate representation of stakeholder groups.

I would like to thank the following members of our campus community for agreeing to serve on this very important search committee:

Richard Bennett, Justice, Law and Society, SPA
Robert Dinerstein, WCL
Carolyn Gallaher, SIS
Robert Griffith, History, CAS
Keith Leonard, Literature, CAS
Kay Mussell, Office of the Provost (Ex Officio)
Leonard Steinhorn, Public Communication, SOC
Diana Vogelsong, Library
Ed Wasil, Information Technology, KSB
Meg Weekes, SPA
Mike Bare, SPA Graduate Council (graduate student)
Abby Matousek, Student Government (undergraduate student)

Charged with identifying and screening candidates, the committee will present for selection a short list of nominees who are best suited to lead in the area of faculty affairs as a member of the Provost’s academic administration team. The committee will hold its first meeting on Monday, November 23, 2009.

The position description for the Vice Provost and Dean is posted on the AU Human Resources Web site at I invite the campus community to support the work of the search committee and encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply.