Provost finalist visits to continue

UPDATE: The room where Keith Pickus, interim provost, Wichta State University, will make his campus presentation is  corrected. Pickus will present in UC 116.

Two remaining provost candidates are scheduled to interview on campus Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 6-7.

Keith Pickus

Keith Pickus, interim provost, and professor of modern German and Jewish history, Wichita State University, will participate in campus interviews Dec. 3-4. His presentation to the campus is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the University Center Theater, Room 116.

Since 2011, Pickus has served as interim provost for Wichita State University. His previous positions at WSU include associate provost for strategic planning and operations (2007-2011), acting director, community center for support and research (2008-2009), associate dean, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2002-2007), interim associate dean, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2001-2002), history graduate program coordinator (2000-2001) and as an assistant and associate professor (1995-2009). He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Mary Coussons-Read

Mary Coussons-Read, associate vice chancellor for research, and professor of psychology and professor of community and behavioral health, CU Denver, will participate in campus interviews Dec. 6-7. Her presentation to the campus is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the University Center Theater, Room 302.

Since 2011, Coussons-Read has served as associate vice chancellor for CU Denver. Her previous positions at CU Denver include director, Master of Integrated Sciences Program (2008-2012), acting chair of the department of physics (2009-2010), associate dean of the college of liberal arts and sciences (2007-2010), interim chair, department of psychology (2006-2007), chair of the faculty assembly (2004-2006), program coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1998-2007), and as an assistant and associate professor (1996-2002). She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and Ph.D from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Two other finalists, David Moon, interim provost, and professor, Department of Political Science, UCCS, and Sheying Chen, associate provost for academic affairs, and professor of public policy and administration, Pace University, New York, participated in on-campus interviews Nov. 26-27 and Nov. 29-30.

To see the announcement of the finalists, visit https://communique.uccs.edu/?p=8889. For the candidates full vitas, letters of interest and schedules, visit http://www.uccs.edu/provost/provost-candidates.html

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