Open Forum Discussing the LAS Dean Search

DePaul University will be conducting a national search during the 2015-2016 academic year to identify the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ next permanent dean.
On Tuesday, September 29 at 4:15 – 5:00 pm there will be an open forum with students to discuss the appointment of the new dean in the Student Center room 120A, LPC.
 
To facilitate that process, a College of LAS Dean Search Committee has been established, comprised of representatives from the college’s faculty, staff and student body, as well as the university’s administration.  The following individuals have been appointed:
  • Bohdana Bahriy, student representative
  • Salma Ghanem, Dean, College of Communication
  • Scott Hibbard, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Valerie Johnson, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science
  • John Mazzeo, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, Master of Public Health Program
  • Lynn Narasimhan, Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director, STEM Studies (faculty –at-large)
  • Susanna Pagliaro, Assistant Dean for Budget and Financial Affairs
  • Mary Ann Papanek-Miller, Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Media and Design
  • Lourdes Torres, Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies
 
The first step in launching this search is to develop a comprehensive profile of the College of LAS’s needs and aspirations for the next dean.  Crafting such a document will require the perspectives of the key stakeholders in this decision – the faculty, staff and students of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
 
The University has engaged Academic Search, Inc. to assist us in our efforts.  Search consultants Ann Die Hasselmo and John Hicks will be on campus next Monday, September 28 – through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to meet with these stakeholders in a series of one-on-one’s, small group sessions, and open forums.  As a graduate student, you are invited to attend the Open Forum for Students.
 
Prof. Shailja Sharma, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in LAS, encourages all graduate students to attend the Forum. Your input at this stage of the process will be very valuable to the Search Committee in the future.

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