Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am pleased to announce the formation of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee, which is comprised of a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and a community representative, to be chaired by Dr. Orion Rogers, dean of the College of Science and Technology. The Committee was recently appointed to represent the input and voice of the campus community as we conduct a national search for the University's next provost and vice president for academic affairs, a position which is currently held by Dr. Joe Scartelli in an interim capacity.

Members of the Committee are as follows:

  • J. Orion Rogers, Ph.D., chair, dean of the College of Science and Technology
  • Richard S. Alvarez, chief financial officer and vice president for Finance and Administration
  • Nancy E. Artis '73, vice president of the Radford University Foundation Board of Directors
  • Sandra M. Bond '97, '00, president of the Administrative and Professional Faculty Senate
  • Douglas E. Brinckman, J.D., professor of Business Law, College of Business and Economics
  • Donna C. Boyd, Ph.D., eminent professor of Anthropology, College of Science and Technology
  • Joshua Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, College of Education and Human Development
  • Steve Childers, Ph.D., professor of Management, College of Business and Economics
  • Irvin R. Clark, Ed.D., interim vice president of Student Affairs
  • Kenna M. Colley, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education and Human Development
  • Steven P. Helm, dean of McConnell Library
  • Laura J. Jacobsen, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Jacinda Jones '17, president of the Student Government Association
  • Angela M. Joyner, Ph.D., executive director of Career Services
  • Amanda O. Kellogg, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • Anthony R. Ramsey '01, M.S.N. '03, Ph.D., director of the School of Nursing, Waldron College of Health and Human Services
  • Ashley Schumaker, chief of staff, Office of the President
  • Marie Testerman, president of the Staff Senate
  • E. Carter Turner, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, president of the Faculty Senate and faculty representative to the Board of Visitors
  • Joseph I. Wirgau, Ph.D., director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and associate professor of chemistry, College of Science and Technology
  • Allen F. Wojtera, chair of the Department of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts

In order to assist the Committee with this national search, the services of Greenwood Asher have been retained. The primary role of the Committee will be to work directly with Greenwood Asher representatives to finalize and approve a position description; identify local, regional and national placements for the advertisement; review candidate materials; identify and interview semi-finalists; invite finalists to campus for open-forum meetings with the campus community; and forward approximately three highly-qualified finalists for consideration.

The Committee will hold its initial meeting on Oct. 20 in order to ensure adequate time for a comprehensive search to include off-campus interviews with semi-finalists, on-campus interviews with finalists and selection and onboarding of the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs by July 1, 2017. On Oct. 20, representatives from Greenwood Asher will hold open forums to obtain feedback from the campus community regarding the desired characteristics in the next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. A forum for faculty will be held in the Bondurant Auditorium beginning at 8 a.m. followed by a forum for staff to be held in the same location beginning at 9 a.m.

Please join me in thanking members of the Committee for their willingness to serve in this capacity. Shared governance is an important tenet of my leadership style, and it is my hope that the campus community will participate in the search to identify Radford University's new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Please be assured that regular updates regarding this important process will be provided to the entire campus community with an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to meet the finalists who will be invited to campus in spring of 2017.

Additionally, please join me in thanking Dr. Scartelli for serving in this essential role in an interim capacity. With Dr. Scartelli's exemplary leadership as a strong foundation for Radford University's future success in the areas of teaching, research and service, I must express my sincere appreciation for his guidance, perspective and insight since I became Radford University's seventh president in July of this year. The Radford family is forever strengthened due to Dr. Scartelli's steadfast commitment to and unwavering passion for our University!

With Highlander Pride,

Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.

Oct 18, 2016