Search for Emory's next provost narrows to select group of finalists

Emory Report | April 4, 2017

The search for Emory’s next provost and executive vice president of academic affairs has narrowed a highly competitive field of promising candidates to a select group of finalists. Over the past few weeks, candidates visited campus to meet with a broad range of administrative and faculty leaders.

“Because the provost plays such a critical role in the academic life of the university, including in faculty hiring and promotion, it was vital for us to gather a broad range of faculty input,” says Carlos del Rio, Hubert Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, who co-chairs the search advisory committee with Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American Studies in Emory College.

Faculty invited to provide feedback included Robert W. Woodruff professors, faculty who have been active in faculty governance at the university and/or school levels, and faculty advisers who serve as counselors to the Emory Board of Trustees. 

Based on the candidates’ interviews with key leaders of the faculty, the deans and administration, a single finalist will emerge. Look for an announcement within a few weeks.

For more background on the search, see http://executivesearch.emory.edu/provost/.