Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Provost Search Committee Announcement

12/04/09 

Loyola Community,

As you know, Christine Wiseman, provost, will be leaving to become president of Saint Xavier University next year. We will conduct a search for her replacement with the intention of hiring a new provost who could start next summer. The search committee for this position has been selected and will be co-chaired by Rob Kelly, vice president for student development, and Justin Daffron, S.J., associate provost for academic services. The committee members are Sam Attoh, dean of the Graduate School; Diane Geraghty, professor of law; Don Heider, dean of the School of Communication; Peter Schraeder, professor of political science and chair of Faculty Council; and Nancy Tuchman, professor of biology and director of CUERP.

As you can see from the list of those selected, we will have representation from a variety of schools and disciplines. The process will be open to input through fora designed to introduce selected finalists to various constituencies on the lakeside campuses. I am hopeful that we can select finalists in the early part of the spring semester and bring candidates to campus in March or April. I have asked John Pelissero to serve as interim provost when Chris Wiseman moves to her new position, and I am grateful to him for his willingness to serve in this role.

If you have any questions or would like to submit a candidate recommendation, please contact either Rob Kelly at rkelly1@luc.edu or Justin Daffron, S.J., at jdaffro@luc.edu.
 
Sincerely,

Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President, Loyola University Chicago