Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ASU's Third National Search May Promote Internal Candidate

Might Angelo State University's national search for a top slot land an internal candidate for the third time in a row?  It May.  At least the first two searches did.  Dr. Brian May beat out a national panel for the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs slot in April of this year.  A mere six months later Texas Tech named May ASU's President from a national pool of applicants under an AGB Search.

May's second national victory opened the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs position for yet another national search.  Which internal candidates could get the nod?  Interim Provost Nancy Allen is not a candidate for the permanent job, much to the relief of ASU office coordinators

College of Health and Human Services Dean Leslie Mayrand sat on the Presidential Search Committee which recommended May.  Could this be a feather in her cap for the Provost slot?  It May.

President May,  Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mayrand, they both have a nice ring. Ah, I've gotten ahead of myself once again.  Let the search process run its course.  I've yet to see a timeline, but I hope it culminates in May.

Update 12-5-12:  The National Search Committee has been named.  ASU's website states the search committee will "make recommendations for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs by May 1."

Update 3-10-13:  The top 3 candidates for Provost/VP of Academic Affairs are all outsiders, like Anthony Blose.   Leslie Mayrand helped Brian May become President, but the favor was not returned.


Angelo Native said...

You forgot the other M in the mix - Miazga!

PEU Report/State of the Division said...

Like Paul Swets, Mayrand was simply appointed to her dean's slot. No searches on either; not even internal searches. Just appointed. The same occured when May was initially appointed as Graduate Dean.