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2008.01.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

First Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate to Visit UNO Jan. 16-17

Omaha - Gordon McQuere, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs starting on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Dr. McQuere is one of four finalists.

Several public events have been planned for his two-day campus visit. All faculty, staff, students and members of the public are encouraged to attend and take part in any or all of the these four meetings. The first event, an open forum, has been set for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Three other events are being hosted by university groups and have focus topics. The day and times, sponsoring unit, topics and locations are:

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 3:45 p.m. --  “Shared Governance at UNO” hosted by the AAUP Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee in the MBSC Gallery Room

Thursday, Jan. 17, 9:40 a.m. --“Civic Engagement and Service Learning” hosted by the Service Learning Academy and the Civic Participation AQIP Advisory Team in MBSC Dodge Room A

Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:45 a.m. --  “The Importance of Faculty Development, Teaching, Research and Assessment ” hosted by the offices and committees for assessment, faculty development, graduate studies, and research in MBSC Dodge Room B

In addition to the four public events, Dr. McQuere will meet with a wide range of campus constituents, including faculty, staff and students.

The three other senior vice chancellor candidates and their official UNO campus visit dates are being finalized, but will take place before the end of January. The other candidates are:

Dr. Charles D. Hurt, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls;

Dr. Terry Hynes, dean emerita and professor in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications; and

Dr. Suzanne Ortega, dean of the University of Washington Graduate School and vice provost.

Dr. McQuere came to Washburn University in 2002 to be the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to that, he had been at Eastern Michigan University from 1994 through 2002 where he had served as an interim associate dean, head of the university’s music department and chair of the Academic Department Administrators Association. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and earned both his master’s in composition and doctorate in music from the University of Iowa.

For more information on all of the candidates, visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/vc-search/

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