Search for Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Lehman College Provost Search

We are writing to provide an update on the search for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Success.

In September, the President convened and charged a committee of 15 faculty, staff and students (see committee members below). We are pleased to report that the committee has been quite active and is committed to an objective and thorough search process.

The initial task was to review the draft position descriptions and construct a final version, which can be found here. Below is an excerpt from the posting, describing the personal qualities the college is seeking:

The successful candidate will be a respected scholar and leader who is kind, intelligent, thoughtful, creative, confident, honest, transparent, effective, entrepreneurial, energetic, trusting, engaging, decisive, fair and equitable. The candidate should be committed to the tenets of urban public higher education, diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusive excellence; a champion of faculty research, academic freedom, and the value of creative learning environments; trusted to serve as an outstanding steward of academic standards; experienced with budget and collective bargaining issues; a clear communicator and effective listener with demonstrated interpersonal and conflict management skills; an ethical leader with strong moral values.

The position description was widely advertised and the college received applications from a diverse pool of qualified applicants by early November. The search committee has been engaged in the review of well-qualified candidates, and has identified applicants who will be invited to meet by video with the committee. We aim to invite candidates to join us on campus to meet with the Lehman community starting in February 2018.

We will keep you informed and wish you the best for the upcoming semester.

Vincent Prohaska
Ronald Bergmann
Search Co-Chairs

Provost Search Committee Members
Vincent Prohaska Chair, Executive Committee of the Faculty; Professor, Department of Psychology, Co-Chair of the Search
Ronald Bergmann CIO and Vice President of Information Technology, Co-Chair of the Search
José Acevedo Student, Biology Major, Public Health Minor; VP for Student Legislative Assembly, Executive Board, SGA; Student Senator & Exec Board Member, Lehman College Senate
Stanley Bazile Dean of Students
Eleanor Campbell Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Program, Department of Nursing
Richard Finger Director, Graduate Studies
Pamela Hinden Director, Adult Degree Program
Paula Loscocco Professor & Chair, Department of English
Carl Mazza Professor & Chair, Department of Social Work
Pamela Mills Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry
Bethania Ortega Director, Office of Budget and Planning
Gaoyin Qian Associate Dean, School of Education
Rosa Rivera-McCutchen Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education Leadership
Shovaine Singh Student, Dietetics, Food, Nutrition & Health Ed/Promotion Major; Public Health & ECCE Minor; President, Cultural Nutrition Club; Manager, Lehman College Food Pantry
Janette Tilley Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance