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Searches under way for four deans

By Vanessa Ponce
News Reporter

Search committees are in the process of finding permanent deans for UH's colleges of Education, Technology, Social Sciences and the UH Law Center.

The committees hope to find deans who can relate to the faculty, the students and the community. They recently met to prepare for advertising the positions.

"We are looking for a dean with a national reputation, a scholar with administrative experience," Provost Edward P. Sheridan said. "Announcements in the Chronicle of Higher Education are made, and we inform the deans of other colleges in the country. The search is nationwide."

The committees, which are typically chaired by senior administrators from the colleges, are made up of professors and professionals.

Each committee will recommend several candidates for its respective college's deanship to Sheridan, who will make a decision based on the committee's recommendations. The committees also submit reasons why they recommended each candidate.

"The committee is a recommending body, not a decision-making body," explained College of Education committee Chairwoman Laura Rothstein.

The dean searches will continue through the spring semester. During that time, the four interim deans -- Allen Warner of Education, Shirley Ezell of Technology, Richard Rozelle of Social Sciences and Stephen Zamora of the Law Center -- will continue in their positions.

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