The second of four finalists for the position of UNO Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will take place on Thursday, March 14, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at the William H. Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall.
Visiting campus will be Sacha Kopp, Ph.D., who served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 2014-2018.
During his time as dean, 80 tenure-line faculty were hired and the diversity of the faculty increased. The Center for Social Justice, Inequalities, and Policy was also created to foster interdisciplinary work in the social sciences and humanities, building connections with other colleges across the university.
Additionally, as dean, Kopp created a promotional track for instructional faculty and saw sponsored research grow from $36 million a year to $46 million a year, including the awarding of two Department of Energy EFRC grants of $10 million each.
Kopp also served on President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion with programs developed at the college level serving as the model for the campus-wide diversity plan. Previously Kopp served as Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and a professor physics at the University of Texas (2010-2014).
He earned his doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Chicago.
Those unable to attend the forum in person can stream the presentation online at https://unomaha.zoom.us/j/329728347.
All members of the campus community are encouraged to submit questions for the candidate(s) in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting, please include your name, title and affiliation to UNO. Every effort will be made to have as many submitted questions asked as possible during the forum.
Additional information about the search process and search committee can be found at search.unomaha.edu/svcaa.
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