Three search committees for administrative positions have been named recently. Thomas M. Mengler, dean of the College of Law, is chair of the committee that will select a successor to P. David Pearson as dean of the College of Education. Pearson will become the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Education at Michigan State University on July 1. Other members of the committee and their departments: oJames D. Anderson, educational policy studies oRichard C. Anderson, educational psychology oRenee T. Clift, curriculum and instruction oLizanne Destefano, educational psychology oSusan A. Fowler, special education oHelaine S. Glaser, undergraduate oJames A. Leach, vocational and technical education oShuaib J. Meacham, graduate student oAlan J. Peshkin, Bureau of Educational Research oNona A. Prestine, educational organization and leadership oRand J. Spiro, educational psychology W.R. "Reg" Gomes, dean of the College of Agriculture, will chair the search committee to nominate candidates for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs. Patricia Askew was named interim vice chancellor for student affairs Aug. 21, succeeding Stanley R. Levy who was named a professor in the College of Education. Other members of the committee and their departments: oAdedeji A. Akinkunle, undergraduate, College of Engineering oVivian Chow, undergraduate, College of Commerce and Business Administration oOllie Watts Davis, professor, School of Music oJoseph Frederick, undergraduate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences oJesus Garcia, professor, curriculum and instruction oJo Ann F. Hodges, assistant dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences oSusan Maul, interim director, Assembly Hall oBurks Oakley II, professor, electrical and computer engineering oRoscoe L. Pershing, associate dean, College of Engineering oDennis O. Vidoni, clinical counselor, Counseling Center oHarriett Weatherford, associate vice chancellor for research oDouglas B. Wojcieszak, graduate student, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mildred B. Griggs, professor in the department of vocational and technical education, is chair of the search committee that will select an associate chancellor. Other members of the committee: oWilliam E. Berry, professor of advertising oFonda G. Bowden, administrative assistant, College of Commerce and Business Administration oL. Denise Hendricks, associate vice chancellor for administration and human resources oCheris Kramarae, professor of Speech Communications oAlma M. Lugtu, undergraduate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences oRobert D. Parker, professor of English oClarence Shelley, associate vice chancellor for student affairs oNicole E. Vartanian, graduate student, College of Education During the 1993-94 academic year and subsequent summer session, a search was conducted for an associate chancellor and director of affirmative action, to fill the position left by the retirement of Joseph H. Smith on Sept. 1. As a consequence of that search, Chancellor Michael Aiken concluded that the interests of the campus will be better served by the appointment of two separate officers, an associate chancellor and a director of affirmative action. In August, William T. Trent, UI professor of educational policy studies and of sociology, was named an interim associate chancellor, with primary responsibility to advise the chancellor on issues and policy related to the diversity of the campus faculty, staff and student body. He also is responsible for oversight of the campus Office of Affirmative Action. In addition, Larine Y. Cowan, associate director of the Office of Affirmative Action, was named interim director of the office.