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Open Forums with Provost Candidates

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
April 22, 2009

Four candidates for provost and vice president for academic affairs will visit the university during the next two weeks and open forums have been scheduled to allow them to meet the campus community.

Candidates are Luis Cifuentes, interim vice provost, Texas A&M University; Andrew Wachtel, dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University; Robert Newman, dean of humanities at the University of Utah; and Michael Amiridis, dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina.

Luis Cifuentes
Luis Cifuentes

Cifuentes received his Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Delaware. Prior to becoming interim vice provost, he was the executive associate dean and associate dean for research in the College of Geosciences. He is a professor of oceanography. Cifuentes’s CV can be found at http://www.unh.edu/president/markhuddleston/provostsearch/cifuentescv.pdf

Andrew Wachtel 
Andrew Wachtel

Wachtel received his Ph.D. from the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. The Bertha and Max Dressler Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern, he is the former director of the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Consortium for Southeast European Studies. Wachtel’s CV can be found at http://www.unh.edu/president/markhuddleston/provostsearch/wachtelcv.pdf

Robert Newman
Robert Newman

In addition to his position as dean, Newman serves as the associate vice president for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in English from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Newman is a professor of English. Newman’s CV can be found at http://www.unh.edu/president/markhuddleston/provostsearch/newmancv.pdf

Michael Amiridis
Michael Amiridis

Amiridis received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before becoming dean, he was chairman of the department of chemical engineering. Amiridis is a professor in the department of chemical engineering. Amiridis’s CV can be found at http://www.unh.edu/president/markhuddleston/provostsearch/amiridiscv.pdf

The one-hour forums will be held in Dimond Library as follows:

Luis Cifuentes, Monday, April 27, 10-11 a.m.
Courtyard Reading Room 510, Dimond Library

Andrew Wachtel, Wednesday, April 29, 1-2 p.m.
Courtyard Reading Room 510, Dimond Library

Robert Newman, Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-noon
Courtyard Reading Room 510, Dimond Library

Michael Amiridis, Wednesday, May 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Courtyard Reading Room 510, Dimond Library


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