Invitation To Watch Online Presentations By COS Dean Candidates

A message from Interim Provost Michael Johnson, Ph.D.: 

The campus community is invited to online presentations starting Monday (June 21) through June 29 by finalists for the next dean of the UCF College of Sciences.

Each finalist will provide a presentation on student success and helping UCF advance as a major metropolitan research university. Questions and answers with the audience will follow. The forums are part of a candidate review process that will engage students, faculty, administrators, and other college stakeholders.

I am grateful to the search committee – co-chaired by Elizabeth Klonoff, vice president of Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and Jeffrey Moore, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities – for its robust national search that has identified five outstanding candidates to lead UCF’s largest college.

The finalists, presentation dates, and links for viewing their forums are below. More about each candidate is available on the provost’s newsroom:

The site includes a job prospectus and the search committee members. It also has a forum feedback form for each candidate:

Elliott Cheu, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Science, University of Arizona
Forum: Monday, June 21, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Dan Knopf, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Forum: Thursday, June 24, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Tosha Dupras, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Sciences, University of Central Florida
Forum: Friday, June 25, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Maggy Tomova, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University of Iowa
Forum: Monday, June 28, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

John D. Griffin, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Clemson University
Forum: Tuesday, June 29, 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The college plays a central role in supporting UCF’s advancement as a leading metropolitan research university that serves a highly diverse community and champions the success of students from all backgrounds.

The university community’s participation and feedback on the dean search are essential as the search committee develops recommendations to inform my decision. I look forward to working with the committee and you to identify an accomplished leader as dean of UCF’s College of Sciences.

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