23, No. 22, June 17, 2004
Herman officially named interim
UIC News Bureau
Herman was named interim chancellor at the UI Board of Trustees
meeting June 17 in Chicago.
Herman will assume his new role July 1 and serve until a national search
has been completed to find a permanent chancellor. Herman replaces Nancy
Cantor, who announced her resignation in the spring to become president
of Syracuse University. Herman was recommended by UI President James
"Richard Herman will provide a strong and steady hand on the tiller
to ensure that the Urbana-Champaign campus stays on course in the months
to come," Stukel said. "He is
highly respected by those who know him, both on and off campus."
Herman was dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical
Sciences at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1990 to
1998. Before that, he chaired the department of mathematics at Pennsylvania
State University from 1986 to 1990.
In other business, a report
about the search for Stukel's replacement highlighted leadership qualities
the search advisory committee is seeking in a new president.
"Leadership is the main quality of the UI president, but it has
manyfacets," said Avijit Ghosh,chairman of the presidential search
advisory committee and dean of the College
of Business. "Pursuit of excellence is an important core value,"
"The president is the most visible ambassador of this university,"
Ghosh said he expects the nomination process to last 40 to 60 days.
In other business,
the board approved the appointments of:
Yates as dean of the College of Communications.
Marshall as vice president of the UI. Foundation and associate chancellor
for development for the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Harleman as director of Krannert Art Museum.