June 8, 2023

Interim Provost Selection Process

Earlier I announced that I would be moving forward to contract for an interim provost who will serve UMW through the 2012-2013 academic year.  I further announced that it is my intention to have this individual in place not later than the end of April, 2012.  I am writing at this time to provide additional information about the interim provost selection process. 

I have engaged the services of the Registry for College and University Presidents to assist in placing an experienced and highly skilled administrator in the position.  Founded in 1992, the Registry is the nation’s premier interim placement service for presidents and other senior university administrators.  Registry interims cannot become candidates for the permanent position.  For additional information about the Registry and its unique services, you may visit the following website:  http://www.registry-online.org/ 

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, three candidates for the interim provost position will be visiting UMW.  During their visits, opportunities will be provided for all interested faculty and staff to meet the candidates.  Open meetings with the candidates will be held on April 3 at 8:30-9:30 a.m., 10:00-11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium on the Fredericksburg campus.  Information about the candidates will be provided on Friday, March 30. 

Written feedback from the University community will be invited at the conclusion of each of these open meetings.  The final executive decision to select the interim provost will fall to me as president and I will announce the selection as soon as possible following the candidates’ visits. 

Best regards, 

Richard V. Hurley


University of Mary Washington

1301 College Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA  22401

(540) 654-1301, fax (540) 654-1076