University Leadership Searches Now Underway

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Open searches for two leadership positions at NC State — the Stephen P. Zelnak Dean of the Poole College of Management and Vice Provost for Continuing Education — are now underway.

Dean, Poole College of Management

The Poole College of Management nomination committee is chaired by David Hinks, dean, Wilson College of Textiles, and Kelly Wick is the Provost’s Office liaison for this search. Members of the committee are:

  • Chip Andrews, NC State Board of Trustees member
  • Lee Craig, Head, Department Head, Economics
  • Dana Jennings, Graduate Student, Poole College of Management
  • Stefanie Robinson, Assistant Professor, Business Management
  • Elise Romola, Undergraduate Student, Poole College of Management
  • Robert Sandruck, Director of Global Programs, Office of Undergraduate Programs, Poole College of Management
  • Leigh Shamblin, Director of Leadership and Professor of the Practice, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Lewis Sheats, Assistant Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, Executive Director, NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Scott Showalter, Director, Master of Accounting Program, and Professor of the Practice, Accounting
  • Jeff Ward, Chair, Poole College of Management Advisory Board
  • Don Warsing, Associate Professor, Business Management

Vice Provost, Continuing Education

Tom Miller, senior vice provost for academic outreach and entrepreneurship, will direct the Vice Provost for Continuing Education search, and Erica Wisecup will be the search liaison. The nomination committee is chaired by Leslie Boney, vice provost for outreach and engagement and director of the Institute for Emerging Issues. Members of the committee are:

  • Robert Bardon, Associate Dean of Extension and Engagement, College of Natural Resources
  • A. Richard Bonanno, Director of NC State Extension and Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Deniz Eseryel, Associate Professor, College of Education and Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Cluster in Digital Transformation of Education
  • Jennifer Haygood, Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President, NC Community College System
  • Tricia Inlow-Hatcher, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Phil Mintz, Associate Director, Industrial Expansion Services (IES) Operations
  • Margery Overton, Vice Provost for Academic Strategy
  • Jessie Sova, Assistant Vice Provost of Business Operations, Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship

Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources division will assist the nomination committees for both searches. Both committees will continue to work during the semester, with finalist candidates coming to campus later this spring for interviews and open forums. Stay up to date on these and all other searches by visiting the Provost’s Office website.

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