The search committee, consisting of 21 students, staff and faculty members, is projected to identify final candidates by May.
The search committee consists of 21 students, deans, faculty and staff members and will meet regularly before selecting candidates.
Stokes: “I also hope that we’ve built a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students, and that people look at what we’re doing and they feel good about where we are.”
Stokes will take office Feb. 2 as MU’s second female provost.
Representing all faculty members and improving all areas of MU academics should be the future provost’s main goals.
The new provost would need to address various challenges like a shrinking university budget, issues related to Title IX and faculty morale and retention problems.
The former interim president at Florida State University spoke to MU faculty and staff about AAU metrics and increasing faculty morale.
Several faculty members expressed concern that AAU metrics are not representative of non-STEM departments.
Wiencek is currently the interim provost of the Virginia Commonwealth University.
The former West Virginia University provost stressed the importance of student feedback and increasing faculty loyalty at MU.