May 29, 2023

Search for Vice President for Student Affairs

I write to inform you that I have initiated a national search for the position of VicePresident for Student Affairs at UMW.  As I communicated earlier, Dr. Doug Searcy has been named President of Barton College, effective in July. We will be assisted in the search by Witt-Kieffer, a highly-respected firm with a strong national profile.  This is the same professional search firm that assisted in the hiring of Dr. Searcy, Provost Levin and Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Kimberley Buster-Williams.

I have appointed the following faculty and staff to the search committee, many of whom served on the committee that recommended the hiring of Dr. Searcy:

Torre Meringolo, Vice-president for Advancement and University Relations (Chair)

Beverly Epps-COE Faculty

Carole Garmon-CAS Faculty

Chris Kilmartin-CAS Faculty

Farhang Rouhani-CAS Faculty

Kashef Majid-COB Faculty

Rosemary Arneson-Librarian

Sallie Braxton-Admin

Tim O’Donnell-Admin

Paul Messplay-Admin

Three students to be named by the end of the week.

Ideally, the goal is to fill the position prior to the beginning of the fall semester.  Candidate referrals and nominations are welcome, following the procedure detailed in the attached announcement.