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Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
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Washington, DC 20016-8061

October 4, 2010

 TO:  Kogod School of Business, Faculty, Staff and Students
 FROM:  Scott A. Bass, Provost
 SUBJECT:  Search Committee for new Dean of Kogod School of Business


The search for a new Dean for the Kogod School of Business (KSB) is underway. Search firm Isaacson, Miller has been retained to assist with this important process. KSB constituent groups have been invited to attend group meetings on October 13-14 with representatives of the search firm to discuss thoughts and expectations for the new dean. The information gathered from this meeting will help prepare a prospectus about the KSB and the deanship and will be shared with dean candidates.

The Search Committee has been established and includes the following members:

  • Parthiban David, Management
  • William DeLone, IT (elected)
  • Mac Duber, Advisory Board Representative and BOT member
  • Heather Elms, International Business (elected)
  • Sonya Grier, Marketing
  • Arlene Hill, Center for Career Development
  • Olivia King, Graduate Student
  • Christian Kingston, Undergraduate Student
  • William LeoGrande, Dean, SPA
  • Kimberly Rodgers, Finance & Real Estate
  • Donald Williamson, Accounting (elected)
  • Gerri Vines, staff resource person to the committee

A meeting will be scheduled with the Search Committee where I will give the group its charge. The committee will be responsible for reviewing applicants’ curriculum vitae and narrowing the pool of prospective candidates for initial interview. From this pool, a small group of semi-finalists will be invited to KSB to meet with faculty, staff, and students as well as other key campus constituents. Feedback from the campus community is an important part of the process. The committee will eventually provide a careful review of the finalists, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and this analysis will be presented to me for consideration. In consultation with the committee and other stakeholders, I will make the final selection. Throughout this process, Isaacson, Miller will assist the committee and the Kogod community. The firm will also reach out to prospective candidates, screen candidates, and conduct detailed background and reference checks on finalists. It is my goal to have a new dean in place for a smooth transition with Dean Durand during the summer.

I believe this committee is a strong and representative group that will provide the careful judgment needed to make this process as smooth, inclusive, and effective as possible. An advertisement for the position has been placed in the October 1, 2010 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education and the position will be advertised in other venues as well. I encourage you to assist with the search process by reviewing the position announcement and forwarding it to individuals who would be exceptional candidates for the deanship.