Four academics still in running for provost job at Florida State U.
April 5, 2011
Four academics with doctorate degrees and
administrative experience at major universities have
been selected as finalists to fill the vacant provost
position at Florida State University.
Joe King, provost and vice chancellor at University
of New Orleans, is expected to visit FSU next week,
as are three deans: Carlo Montemagno, at University
of Cincinnati; David Rosowsky, at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.; and Garnett
Stokes, at University of Georgia.
FSU began its search for a new provost – the No. 2
position at the university, after the president – after
longtime Provost Larry Abele announced his
resignation last fall. Bob Bradley, FSU’s vice
president for planning and programs, has been
serving as interim provost under President Eric
A search committee, meeting last Thursday and
Friday at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport,
interviewed nine candidates before narrowing the
list to four. Sally McRorie, dean of FSU’s College of
Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, was the lone
internal candidate among the final nine.