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A campus forum for the first of three finalists for the Vice President for Academic Affairs position will be held today at 1:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms.

Dr. Margaret C. McCarthy, currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Graduate Education and Leadership at Canisius College, will present her thoughts on approaching the challenges facing higher education, generally, and more specifically, the issues most relevant to Canisius College.

Remember, the remaining finalists will host a one-hour forum on this same topic at the following times and locations:

  • Sharon D. Nell, PhD, currently Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of French at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX: January 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge
  • William “Jeff” Welsh, PhD, currently Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education and Professor of History at Scranton University, Scranton, PA: January 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge

Each of the candidates will present for 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

The position description, cover letters and CVs for the candidates are available for review on the myCanisius portal at the “VP Academic Affairs” link posted at the top blue boarder of the portal’s main page. A web-based evaluation has also will been posted there for you to submit feedback on the candidates. Evaluation forms for each of the candidates will be open until 5:00 p.m. the day following the forum.

Please consider attending the open session and completing the web-based evaluation.  Your input is very important to the search process.

Thank you on behalf of President Hurley and the Search Committee:

Dr. Mary C. O’Sullivan Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, co-chair
Dr. Terri L. Mangione Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, co-chair
Marco F. Benedetti Vice President for Business & Finance
Anne Marie Dobies Assistant VP/Director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement
Dr. Kristin E. Finn Professor, Teacher Education
Blair W. Foster Assoc. VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar
Dr. Michael V. Haselswerdt Professor, Political Science
Dr. Mark Hodin Professor, English and Chair of English Department
Leah M. MacVie Instructional Designer
Dr. Sarah R. Morris Professor, Biology
Dr. Mary E. Shea Professor, Graduate Education & Leadership
Dr. Richard A. Shick Dean, Wehle School of Business
Dr. Coral R. Snodgrass Professor, Management

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, assistant to the president