Monday, February 13, 2006

Kansas City's University?

Look who's on the search committee for the new dean for UMKC's College of Arts and Sciences:
Frances Connelly, Associate Professor, Art and Art History
Diane Filion, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Psychology
Andrew Holder, Professor, Chemistry
Tom Mardikes, Associate Professor, Theatre
Rita Messina, Administrative Assistant, Geosciences
Peter Morello, Associate Professor, Communications Studies
Kenneth Novak, Associate Professor, Sociology/Criminal Justice
Sarah Peters, UMKC Student, President A&S Student Council
Kamel Rekab, Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics
Dan Stoll, UMKC Alumnus, Director of International Academic Affairs
Ed Underwood, Associate Professor and Director, Institute for Urban Education
Linda Voigts, Emeritus Curators' Professor of English Literature
Amy Zeh, Part-time faculty, Composition, IPh.D Student
Are you feeling the love, Kansas City? Do you see anyone from outside the ivory tower in that list? Because if you're a community member, and you think Kansas City's voices, or even the voices of Missouri taxpayers, ought to be heard in the selection of the next dean of UMKC's College of Arts and Sciences, there are some good people (no sarcasm here - truly good people) in UMKC's administration who need to hear from you. Please consider giving Provost Bruce Bubasz a polite (and I mean polite!) call at 235.1107.


Blogger antimedia said...

That list looks pretty typical to me, Dan. They've involved faculty, students and staff in the selection committee. I suspect they'd laugh at the suggestion that members of the community should be included.

And what do taxpayers know about college? :-)

2/15/2006 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they're not interviewing Rick Owens - a loser who's been fired from two college presidencies - like Rockhurst is.

2/18/2006 6:10 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Any info you have on Dr. Owens would be welcome - please feel free to email me at I know some people who would be interested . . .

2/18/2006 6:31 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

This seems OK for an internal position like dean. It's the chancellor's position where community input is really important. Do other universities include outside representatives on search committees for their deans?

2/21/2006 1:56 PM  

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