Dean, vice provost searches under way

The Office of the Provost has announced that committees have been named and are initiating searches for the vice provost for Distance Learning and Professional Education (DLPE) and for the dean and director of Libraries.

William Wepfer, who previously held the position of DLPE vice provost, accepted the position of chair of the School of Mechanical Engineering, replacing Ward Winer. Library Dean Richard Meyer has announced his intention to retire in the summer.

A national and international search, the search committee for the dean and director of Libraries is presently accepting applications and nominations. The search committee is chaired by Associate Dean Kent Barefield of the College of Sciences.

The DLPE vice provost is an internal search, open to current University System of Georgia employees. Applications and nominations are currently being accepted and will be reviewed later this month. Associate Dean Jane Ammons of the College of Engineering is chairing this search.

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