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Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence Interviews Announced

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Four finalists for senior vice provost for Faculty Excellence have been selected for on-campus interviews, which will begin next week. The finalists and their interview dates are:

  • Michael McKenzie, Appalachian State University: April 22
  • Michelle Scatton-Tessier, University of North Carolina, Wilmington: April 24
  • Laura Nelson, NC State University: April 29
  • Kim Grainger, NC State University: May 1

Several constituent groups will have opportunities to meet with each finalist, and the entire NC State community is invited to the following open forums, which will be held on main campus with the option to participate via Zoom webinar:

  • Michael McKenzie: Monday, April 22, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Talley Student Center, Room 4280, and via Zoom webinar
  • Michelle Scatton-Tessier: Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Talley Student Center, Room 4280, and via Zoom webinar
  • Laura Nelson: Monday, April 29, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Talley Student Center, Room 3210, and via Zoom webinar
  • Kim Grainger: Wednesday, May 1, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Witherspoon Student Center, Room 201, and via Zoom webinar

Each finalist will give a presentation on “Vision and Strategy for Faculty Excellence: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Higher Education” with a question and answer session to follow. The presentations will be recorded and made available upon request at the conclusion of the last finalist interview.

The finalists’ CVs and interview schedules, as well as the Go Link for each Zoom webinar, are available on the search website, which can be found here or at will be emailed separately the date, time and location for finalist interviews. The university requests as much in-person participation as possible, but will have virtual participation available as well.

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