CHHS Dean Search Committee Named; Search Underway

CHHS Dean Search Committee Named; Search Underway

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Provost John Aber has announced the members of a search committee who will recruit and appoint a dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Neil Vroman is serving as interim dean.

The search committee includes:

Heather Barber, Kinesiology

Rosemary Caron, Health Management and Policy

Pamela DiNapoli,  Nursing

Dan Innis (co-chair), WSBE, Dean

Jerry Marx, Social Work

Amy Plante, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Josephine Porter, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Janet Sable (co-chair), Recreation Management and Policy

Michele Stone, CHHS Business Services

Corinna Tucker, Family Studies

The College of Health and Human Services offers undergraduate and graduate instruction leading to baccalaureate and master degrees in communication sciences and disorders; family studies; health management and policy; kinesiology; nursing; occupational therapy; recreation management and policy; and social work. The college also is home to the Carsey Institute, The New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and the Institute on Disability.

Successful candidates will demonstrate (1) leadership and communication skills that inspire trust, instill confidence, enhance transparency, and foster collegiality; (2) a commitment to student success, faculty and staff development, and innovative contributions to university-wide initiatives; (3) experience in building relationships with health and human service agencies and organizations, and other stakeholders related to the college’s mission; (4) experience in creating effective partnerships with university leaders, alumni, and external partners; and (5) successful advancement, development, and fundraising experience.

Confidential nominations and applications, accompanied by three attachments ( a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and full contact information of five references) should be sent by email to  Applications are confidential and references are not contacted without applicant’s permission.

The search committee is making every effort to create a strong and diverse pool of internal and external candidates, through both formal and informal means. The committee will determine finalists for campus interviews and make final recommendations to me. 

“I encourage all members of the university community to utilize your professional networks in order to forward qualified nominations to the committee,” Aber said in a letter to the university community. 

Nominations and other communication with the committee can be addressed to