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Message from Provost Search Committee Chair Jamie Winders
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
Congratulations to everyone for reaching the end of a hectic semester! I’m writing with a quick update on the search for our next provost.
First, let me say thank you to everyone who took time to meet with the Provost Search Committee in one of the 30 or so consultative sessions we hosted earlier this semester. The feedback and insight you provided in these sessions played an incredibly important role in helping our committee identify the most important traits, skills and perspectives we should be seeking in our next provost.
Second, let me say thank you to the faculty, students, staff, alumni and Board of Trustees members on our search committee and to the team of staff providing support to us as a committee. These folks have devoted long hours to this search and made significant sacrifices to carve out time for this work. They’ve reviewed a very large, deep and compelling pool of candidates. They’ve given careful and thoughtful consideration to one another’s perspectives. They’ve asked important and difficult questions in our deliberations and encouraged us all to reflect on our decisions from multiple perspectives. Most importantly, they’ve oriented their assessments of applicants to what they see as the best path forward for our university. A hearty thanks to them for this work.
We recently completed the first round of interviews for our provost search and will soon be conducting a second round of interviews with a small group of finalists about whom the committee is particularly excited. We had an incredibly strong pool of candidates, and narrowing that pool down to finalists wasn’t easy. Our search, however, is on schedule for our committee to complete its work in early June, with the hopes of having a new provost in place to start our Fall 2021 semester.
There has been immense enthusiasm from candidates about all the exciting developments at Syracuse University, as well as all the opportunities for moving us forward as an institution. We, as a search committee, have been honored to work on this provost search and appreciate all the support and guidance we’ve received from our campus.
All the best,
Chair, Provost Search Committee