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Finalists named for vice provost for distance education

Four finalists are being interviewed for the newly created position of vice provost for distance education, according to search committee chair Robert Moulton, dean of the College of Education at New Mexico State University.


rch attracted a pool of 60 applicants, Moulton said. The new vice provost will be responsible for coordinating and expanding the university's advanced learning technology programs on campus and at remote sites.

The finalists and their interview dates are:

--Peter S. Cookson, associate vice president for research at Athabasca University, the Open University of Canada, May 14;

--Samuel J. Levy, executive director, University of Maine System Network for Education and Technical Services, May 17;

--David C. Rand, assistant vice provost, distance and extended learning, Eastern Washington University, May 18; and

--Barry Willis, associate dean for outreach, College of Engineering, University of Idaho, a date in June to be determined.

The day-long interviews include an open forum for all faculty and staff at 4:15 p.m. on the day of each candidates' interview. Thursday and Friday forums will be in the Senate Gallery, Corbett Center.

Complete interview schedules and resumes are posted on the university web site at www.nmsu.edu/vp_search.html. For more information, contact Moulton at 646-5858.