to the Editor
2005 MLK celebration highlights on positive change
professor and chair, Earth sciences
Dear Members of the UNH Community,
I invite all members of the University of New Hampshire community
to join me in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and
his work to advance social justice, community service, and respect
for all people. Please join us for the 2005 celebration Jan. 22,
25, and 26.
Each of us brings our personal and professional experience to the
process of building and contributing to the UNH community. We have
the unique opportunity every day to carry out some aspect of Dr.
King’s message at UNH, and in the wider community we call
home. This year’s celebration theme reflects your power as
an individual to be a positive force for change. “Each one,
reach one: to act, inspire, and lead.”
This year, we challenge ourselves to go beyond remembrance and celebration
to ask, “What can I do to carry forward Dr. King’s work?
In what ways can I join with others and share my talents to advance
his vision of a world where all people are invited to the table
to share in life’s abundance?”
I invite you to join me in considering these questions Jan. 22,
25, and 26 as we honor Dr. King with a half-day student activism
and community service symposium; candlelight vigil and memorial
service; a panel discussion about student leadership and activism;
and the keynote address featuring writer, activist and hiphop historian
Kevin Powell. You can learn more about the celebration events by
Come be inspired and then take the next steps: to act and lead!
Ann Weaver Hart
Search committee for new dean of CEPS is created
I am pleased to announce the creation of the College of Engineering
and Physical Sciences dean’s search committee. This is the
first step in the important process to review and recommend candidates
for the next dean of CEPS.
The committee includes the following members:
de Alba, firstname.lastname@example.org,
professor, civil engineering;
associate professor, civil engineering
professor and director of Leitzel Center
professor and chair of mathematics;
Hoskin, (co-chair), email@example.com,
dean, College of Liberal Arts
associate professor, Space Science Center
professor, electrical and computer engineering;
professor, computer science;
Vasudevan, firstname.lastname@example.org, profesor,
academic/career counselor, Dean’s Office;
Watt, (co-chair), email@example.com,
professor, mechanical engineering
associate vice president for research and outreach scholarship;
Academic Affairs, clerk to the committee
The dean of CEPS has responsibility for assuring the highest quality
academic and support programs at the college; recruitment and retention
of students, faculty, and staff; the administration of college,
university, and system policies; directing all outreach and community
engagement initiatives; managing and developing the college’s
fiscal and capital resources; and participating with other university
deans in governance, strategic planning, and institutional assessment.
The dean serves as a member of the UNH Deans Council and reports
directly to the provost and executive vice president for Academic
Wanda Mitchell, vice provost for diversity, will work closely with
the committee to create a strong and diverse pool of candidates,
through both formal and informal means. I expect that we will find
such candidates both externally and internally. Finalists for the
position will have the following attributes (to be defined more
specifically by the search committee):
1. Strong, visionary leadership.
2. A deep understanding of undergraduate education, curriculum design,
and the assessment of student outcomes.
3. High academic standards that reflect intellectual rigor and integrity.
4. Effective communication skills necessary for strategic leadership
and collegial relationships.
5. An established record of successful program development through
public and private means.
6. The ability to manage budgets and make responsible short-term
and long-term fiscal decisions and projections.
7. Qualifications consistent with the mission of an academic institution.
I encourage all members of the university community to utilize professional
networks in order to send qualified nominations to this committee.
Nominations and other communication with the committee can be addressed
Bruce L. Mallory
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs