Kennesaw State University names three finalists in provost search
Kennesaw State University
November 28, 2011
Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp and Provost Search Committee Chair Thomas H. Keene today announced the names of the three final candidates for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The three finalistsare David P. Cordle, dean, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington; Michael A. Gealt, dean, College of Science and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and W. Ken Harmon, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs and former dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State.
A pool of 81 applicants submitted the required materials to be considered for the university’s chief academic officer position, with nine selected for round-one interviews, held on Nov.17 and 18.
In the next phase of the process, the three finalists are slated to participate in a series of daylong meetings and interviews to be held next Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 1, on the KSU campus. The candidates will take part in interview sessions and interact with students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni.
“We are pleased to move forward these three outstanding candidates for provost,” Papp stated. “The search committee and the external search firm conducted a thorough national search and vetted a robust pool of applicants. We now have three high-caliber finalists, one of whom we will soon select to fill the provost’s position here at Kennesaw State.”