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Provost Search

Latest Update from the Provost Search Committee

Finalist feedback forms are due by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 18th.  Please have all feedback submitted via the forms on EKU Direct or email


Campus Community:

We are pleased to announce the on-campus interviews of the finalists for the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs position.  Five finalists will be on campus in the next several weeks. They are:

  • Monday, October 1 – Dr. Robert “Bud” Fischer, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tuesday, October 2 – Dr. Nathan Klingbeil, Wright State University
  • Friday, October 5 – Dr. Andrew Hamilton, University of Houston
  • Tuesday, October 9 – Dr. Tamara Brown, Prairie View A&M University
  • Wednesday, October 17 – Dr. Mark Anderson, Kennesaw State university

Their CVs are posted on the Provost Search website at (

Please attend the Open Forums, scheduled for 2:30-3:30 pm on each interview day held in O’Donnell Auditorium in the Whitlock Building.  Open Forums will be livestreamed and accessible through EKU Direct.  An Interpreter will be available during each of the Open Forums. Following each of the Forums, you will have the opportunity to submit feedback online.  Additional information will be available on the []Provost Search website.

Thank you for your attention and engagement in the search process.

 - The Provost Search Committee

Provost Search

The search for a Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is one of the most important hiring processes our campus community ever undertakes. As our Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is a key member of the President’s Council and plays a central role in the aspirations of the University.

EKU has retained the Executive Search Firm of Myers McRae to conduct a nationwide search for this key leadership role. Lead Consultant and Meyers McRae President Kenny Daugherty will work closely with our Search Committee co-chairs, Dr. Matt Winslow, professor of psychology and chair of the Faculty Senate, and Dr. Shirley O’Brien, professor of occupational therapy and former chair of the Faculty Senate. The search will take place from June 2018 to November 2018, with the objective of having the incumbent in place by the end of 2018.

 To see a complete timeline, visit

I would like to thank in advance the members of the Search Committee for their time and service. As the committee begins its work of building the candidate pool, nominations of candidates are welcome from the EKU community, and may be submitted in confidence to Dr. Winslow ( or Dr. O’Brien (
Yours sincerely,

Michael Benson

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