20, No.7, Oct. 5, 2000
Committee selected as search for
new chancellor begins
Mabry, Assistant Editor
(217) 244-1072; firstname.lastname@example.org
The campus Senate
and Senate Council have elected members of a search committee to advise
the president on the hiring of a new Urbana-Champaign chancellor, and
the list of those elected is being forwarded to university president
James J. Stukel. Stukel will likely present the recommendations to the
UI Board of Trustees at the Oct. 11 and 12 meeting in Chicago.
The Senate met at a special meeting Sept. 25 to elect a slate of nominees
representing faculty members, students, deans/directors, academic professionals
and staff employees.
Those nominations resulted in the election of five faculty representatives,
two students and one representative each of a dean or director, academic
professional and staff employee. Thomas Ulen, professor of law and Campus
Honors faculty, was elected by the Senate as chair of the committee.
In addition, on Oct. 2, the Senate Council elected three faculty representatives
from the slate of faculty nominees, bringing the number of faculty representatives
The faculty members elected to serve on the search committee:
James D. Anderson, head of the educational policy studies department;
William Greenough, professor of psychology and holder of the Swanlund
Endowed Chair in psychology; Achsah Guibbory, professor of English and
of religious studies; Nancy OBrien, educational and social sciences
librarian and professor of library administration; Mark Leff, professor
of history, Campus Honors faculty; David Daniel, professor and head
of the department of civil and environmental engineering; Douglas Parrett,
professor of animal sciences; and Josef Lakonishok, W.G. Karnes professor
of mergers and acquisitions in the department of finance.
The undergraduate student selected to serve on the search committee
is Wade Ackerman, liberal arts and sciences. The representative for
graduate students is Billy Vaughn. The student senators nominated and
elected their own representatives.
Kathleen F. Conlin, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was
elected to represent deans and directors. Also, senators elected Deborah
Lee, assistant head, crop sciences, and chair of the Professional Advisory
Committee, to represent academic professionals. Christa Pritchard, an
administrative secretary in the chancellors office will represent
Chancellor Michael Aiken announced in August that he will
retire on his 69th birthday in August