For UVA-Wise Chancellorship Set To Visit Campus
10, 2001-- The three finalists for the chancellorship
at The University of Virginia's College at Wise will visit the campus
beginning April 22.
three candidates are outstanding in their fields and exceptional
individuals," said William J. Sturgill, chair of the Chancellor's
Search Committee and the UVa-Wise Board.
three candidates are:
F. Armstrong, provost, senior vice president, and professor of history
at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.
earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the University
of Colorado and his doctoral degree in American social/Southern
history from the University of Virginia. At Texas Wesleyan
since 1995, Armstrong previously served as provost and professor
of history at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. from 1993-1994.
From 1985 until 1993, Armstrong served in a variety of roles
at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga., including
coordinator of the Bachelor of General Studies program and assistant
dean and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Kaplan, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor
of English at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind.
earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of California
at Los Angeles. He completed his master's and doctoral degrees
in Germany at Eberhard-Karls Universitat Tubingen. Kaplan's
master's degree is in German, English and philosophy; his doctoral
degree is in comparative literature. He also earned a diploma
from Harvard University's Management Development Program.
beginning his present position at Butler in 1998, Kaplan was dean
of Art and Humanities and professor of English at the State University
of New York College at Buffalo. From 1989 until 1996, Kaplan
held several teaching and administrative positions at the University
of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Co., including assistant professor
of English, associate professor of English, chair of the Department
of English and Foreign Languages and finally director of the Center
for International Programs. Kaplan also worked as a visiting
lecturer in American studies and an instructor of English as a second
language at Eberhard-Karls Universitat Tubingen and at the University
of Maryland's European Division as an instructor of English and
American literature and composition.
Lancaster, dean and Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, at
the University of Virginia. Lancaster, who has worked at U.Va.
since 1989, also serves as senior associate vice president for academic
affairs at the University of Virginia Health System.
earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee
and her master's degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from
Case Western Reserve University and her doctoral degree in public
health from the University of Oklahoma. She also earned a
certificate from the Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher
Education Administration and completed an eight-month medical management
program at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
began her career as a staff nurse at the University of Tennessee.
She also worked as a staff nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital of
Cleveland and as a nurse clinician at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
She was a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University
in Cleveland, Ohio, and an instructor, assistant professor and associate
professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, from
1970 through 1977. From 1977 until 1984, Lancaster worked
as an associate professor, assistant professor and finally professor
and chair of the master's program at the University of Alabama School
of Nursing. Lancaster was a professor at Wright State University
School of Medicine from 1986 through 1989 and dean and professor
at Wright State University's Miami Valley School of Nursing from
1984 until 1989.
will visit campus April 22-24, Kaplan April 29-May 1, and Lancaster
May 6-8. An identical schedule will be arranged for each candidate
with blocks of time set aside for open forums with faculty, staff
will meet with the faculty from 1-1:50 p.m. and with students from
2:15-3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 23 and with staff from 1-1:50 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 24. Kaplan will meet with the faculty from
1-1:50 p.m. and with students from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Monday, April
30 and with staff from 1-1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. Lancaster
will meet with the faculty from 1-1:50 p.m. and with students from
2:15-3:15 p.m. on Monday, May 7 and with staff from 1-1:50 p.m.
on Tuesday, May 8. All forums will take place in the Chapel
of All Faiths.
the candidates come to campus they will be meeting with and having
discussions with Chancellor George Culbertson, with faculty, staff,
students, alumni, board members, and community leaders," Sturgill
said. "We want them to have an opportunity to meet everyone
hope to use the input of all these constituencies in helping us
arrive at the selection of the best candidate to be recommended
for the chancellor's job," Sturgill added. Through this visit process,
we're looking for the candidate who will be the best fit for UVa-Wise."
of Virginia President John T. Casteen has requested that the search
committee forward its recommendation to him in time to appoint the
new chancellor by the end of the 2001 spring term. According
to the UVa-Wise Board's bylaws, Casteen will review the UVa-Wise
Board's top candidate, designate a nominee for the chancellorship
and make a recommendation for formal election by the Board of Visitors.
the final candidate visit, the Chancellor's Search Committee will
meet to determine its recommendation to the UVa-Wise Board. The
UVa-Wise Board's next scheduled meeting is May 18. The UVa-Wise
Board will forward its recommendation to President Casteen, who
will then make a recommendation to the University of Virginia's
Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors' next scheduled meeting
is June 15-16.
hope that this process can be completed in time to allow the new
chancellor to begin work in mid-summer and have the opportunity
to familiarize himself or herself with campus life before the fall
semester begins," Sturgill said.
UVa-Wise Chancellor L. Jay Lemons announced his plans to leave UVa-Wise
last October to become president of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.
The 14-member Chancellor's Search Committee, comprised of
faculty, staff, a student, and representatives from the UVa-Wise
Board and the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors was appointed
by President Casteen that same month to begin the search process
for a new chancellor.
Management Network, an executive search firm in Massachusetts, has
assisted UVa-Wise in the national search for its next chancellor.
More than 50 applications have been received and reviewed
by the Chancellor's Search Committee since the process began.
E. Culbertson, a 1957 graduate of the College and long-time UVa-Wise
professor and administrator, has served as chancellor since Lemons'
departure in January.
Jane Meade-Dean, (540) 328-0130