Provost Search Committee Reviewing Nominations

Finalists expected to be named later this spring

Following last month's call for nominations, the Provost Advisory Search Committee is actively reviewing each candidate's information in advance of the suggested application date of March 15. The committee, chaired by Steve Salbu, Dean and Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. Chair in the College of Management, plans to invite selected finalists to campus later this spring.

"We initiated the search process in December," Salbu said. "President Peterson met with the committee then to discuss the search and provide guidance. Since that time, we have finalized and posted the position ad and have been meeting with the search firm to discuss the process and the characteristics of the ideal candidate. We have also been gathering nominations of prospective candidates."

To maximize the pool of qualified candidates, the committee retained the services of a respected executive search firm, R. William Funk & Associates, that has particular expertise in higher education recruitment. As a proactive agent, the firm will aid in identifying and referring potential candidates to the committee. In addition to many leadership position searches at leading universities and peer institution, Funk and Associates has worked with Georgia Tech on the presidential search and other recent dean searches.

The Georgia Tech community is invited and encouraged to submit nominations of candidates and can do so by contacting Mr. William Funk at More information about the search can be found at