UNH Presidential Finalist Candidates and Schedules

By Kim Billings
603-862-1558
UNH News Bureau

March 27, 2002


DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire has named four final candidates for the President's position. The four will visit campus between Monday, March 25, and Thursday, April 4.

They are: Ann Weaver Hart, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University; Margaret (Midge) Cozzens, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and professor of mathematics at the University of Colorado at Denver; Jon Whitmore, provost and professor of theatre history at The University of Iowa; and David Hiley, provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of philosophy at UNH.

Copies of candidate materials are available for review at the President's Office and at the reference desk of the Dimond Library, as well as in every dean's office, including UNH-Manchester, and in the Durham town administrator's office. Below are brief bios and detailed candidate schedules.

Ann Weaver Hart, who has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University since 1998, will visit UNH Monday and Tuesday, March 25 and 26. She was special assistant to the president, dean of The Graduate School, accreditation liaison officer and professor of educational leadership and policy, at the University of Utah from 1993 to 1998. From 1991 to 1993, Hart was associate dean of the Graduate School of Education at Utah, and began teaching there in 1984. Her schedule is:

Monday, March 25
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
Open Meeting, Room 334/336, MUB, 4:15 to 5 p.m.
Student Forum, Room 334/336, MUB, 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26
Operating Staff Forum, Room 302, MUB, 8:15 to 9 a.m.
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
PAT/Extension Educator Forum, Room 302, MUB, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Margaret Cozzens, who has served as vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver since 1998, will visit UNH Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29. She served as director of the Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Science Education at the National Science Foundation from 1992 to 1998. She taught mathematics at Northeastern from 1980 to 1988. Her schedule is:

Thursday, March 28
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
Open Meeting, Room 510, Dimond Library, 4:15 to 5 p.m.
Student Forum, Room 510, Dimond Library, 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Friday, March 29
Operating Staff Forum, Room 334/336, MUB, 8:15 to 9 a.m.
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
PAT/Extension Educator Forum, Room 334/336, MUB, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Jon Whitmore, who has been provost at The University of Iowa since 1996, will visit campus Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2. He also served as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin from 1990 to 1996; dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, SUNY-Buffalo, from 1985 to 1990; interim dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University, from 1984 to 1985; assistant to the president at West Virginia from 1983 to 1984; and chairperson of the Division of Theatre at West Virginia from 1979 to 1983. His schedule is:

Monday, April 1
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
Open Meeting, Room 334/336, MUB, 4:15 to 5 p.m.
Student Forum, Room 334/336, MUB, 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2
Operating Staff Forum, Room 302, MUB, 8:15 to 9 a.m.
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
PAT/Extension Educator Forum, Room 302, MUB, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

David Hiley has been provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of philosophy at UNH since 1999. He will meet with campus groups Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4. Prior to his appointment at UNH, Hiley was vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1992 to 1999. He also served as associate dean for research and acting dean of liberal arts at Auburn University from 1989 to 1992, and was chair of the philosophy department and founding director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis from 1982 to 1989. He also is a professor of philosophy and has taught at Memphis, Auburn, VCU and UNH. His schedule is:

Wednesday, April 3
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
Open Meeting, Room 334/336, MUB, 4:15 to 5 p.m.
Student Forum, Room 334/336, MUB, 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 4
Operating Staff Forum, Room 330/332, MUB, 8:15 to 9 a.m.
Faculty Forum, Room 510, 5th floor Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
PAT/Extension Educator Forum, Room 330/332, MUB, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Evaluation forms will be available at each interview. The search committee asks that evaluations be returned after each interview but, in any case, all evaluations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

J. Gregg Sanborn, executive assistant to the president, is the spokesperson. His phone number is 862-2450; his e-mail address is Gregg.Sanborn@unh.edu


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