Provost Finalists Announced at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 18, 2009 — Three finalists have been selected to interview for the Provost position at Southeast Missouri State University.

Candidates will interview on campus during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

The finalists are Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of the College of Business and Technology at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.; Dr. Ronald Rosati, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at Alfred State College, State University of New York, Alfred, N.Y.; and Dr. Kathleen Rountree, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y. Resumes of each candidate may be viewed at:  www.semo.edu/provostsearch.

The three candidates were selected after a nationwide search and semi-finalists interviews with the search committee. Academic Search, Inc., assisted with identifying potential applicants and with the screening process.

Candidates will meet with the University community and answer questions at a series of meetings and open forums Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Open forums with Rountree are scheduled for 10-10:50 a.m. and 2-2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Open forums with Erekson are scheduled for 11-11:50 a.m. and 1-1:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Open forums with Rosati are scheduled for 10-10:50 a.m. and 2-2:50 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. All open forums will be held in the University Center Program Lounge.

Following input from faculty, staff and students, a recommendation for selection of the new Provost will be forwarded to the Southeast Board of Regents for consideration at their Dec. 17 meeting.