William Koros Heads Search for New Provost

(By James Stephenson, New Editor, The Technique)

Contact
Josie Giles
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Contact Josie Giles
404-385-2299
Sidebar Content
No sidebar content submitted.
Summaries

Summary Sentence:

William Koros Heads Search for New Provost

Full Summary:

A search committee has been formed to find a person to replace Jean-Lou Chameau as provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs. The goal is to have a new person in place before Chameau leaves for CalTech this September. "You never want to have a gap," said Bill Koros, a professor in the school of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Roberto C. Goizueta chair that is heading the search committee.

Media
  • Professor William Koros Professor William Koros
    (image/jpeg)

A search committee has been formed to find a person to replace Jean-Lou Chameau as provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs.

The goal is to have a new person in place before Chameau leaves for CalTech this September.

"You never want to have a gap," said Bill Koros, a professor in the school of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Roberto C. Goizueta chair that is heading the search committee.

According to Koros, Institute President Wayne Clough is starting a number of new initiatives and the plan is to have someone in place, so those initiatives can go forward.

"The provost runs campus. He handles the day to day affairs of campus as well as policy matters. The provost is the key to the whole operation," Koros said.

The search is being conducted within the University System of Georgia.

"Clough challenged the committee to search the University System of Georgia to find adequate candidates," Koros said.

According to Koros, eight candidates completed the nomination packet.

"Eleven people were nominated, but three declined. We are in the process of interviewing and meeting with them to determine a set of finalists. All the candidates are very impressive and have experience with one aspect or another," Koros said.

The list of candidates has not been released, yet. According to Koros, the finalists will probably be publicized.

Tech has a history of finding provosts from within the ranks of its faculty and administration. Chameau was promoted from within when he became provost in 2001.

"We advertised throughout the University System of Georgia, but all of the candidates are probably from Tech," Koros said.

Chameau leaves for CalTech in September and Koros said the time line is to have a person in place before then.

"Our optimistic goal is to be done by the end of August if everything goes well. We won't rush things to where we don't feel comfortable about the process. The president feels that if we can pull [the internal search] off it makes great sense to do this. The end date depends somewhat on the president and how long he wants to think about the person we have selected," Koros said.

Everyone has had a say in what type of person is selected to replace Chameau.

"The president had a session for faculty and staff in which the faculty and staff were invited to give input," Koros said.

The majority opinion was to find someone who was similar to Chameau.

"We are placing a high emphasis on finding someone who values diversity. The word used most often was transparent, meaning a person who uses clear communication and knows what he is doing," Koros said.

According to Koros, the committee came up with a list of seven characteristics and capabilities that they want to see in the new provost.

"If anyone was a zero in a category, we would have a great deal of concern. No one will say they aren't for something but when you ask for examples to shed light on a person's true nature." Koros said.

According to Koros, the search committee should be able to find somebody in this group of candidates.

"There are impressive individuals in that group. We have high quality people in the administration. We have a very good group of candidates and it's encouraging and impressive to have this many credible candidates," Koros said.
By James Stephenson
News Editor
A search committee has been formed to find a person to replace Jean-Lou Chameau as provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs.

The goal is to have a new person in place before Chameau leaves for CalTech this September.

"You never want to have a gap," said Bill Koros, a professor in the school of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Roberto C. Goizueta chair that is heading the search committee.

According to Koros, Institute President Wayne Clough is starting a number of new initiatives and the plan is to have someone in place, so those initiatives can go forward.

"The provost runs campus. He handles the day to day affairs of campus as well as policy matters. The provost is the key to the whole operation," Koros said.

The search is being conducted within the University System of Georgia.

"Clough challenged the committee to search the University System of Georgia to find adequate candidates," Koros said.

According to Koros, eight candidates completed the nomination packet.

"Eleven people were nominated, but three declined. We are in the process of interviewing and meeting with them to determine a set of finalists. All the candidates are very impressive and have experience with one aspect or another," Koros said.

The list of candidates has not been released, yet. According to Koros, the finalists will probably be publicized.

Tech has a history of finding provosts from within the ranks of its faculty and administration. Chameau was promoted from within when he became provost in 2001.

"We advertised throughout the University System of Georgia, but all of the candidates are probably from Tech," Koros said.

Chameau leaves for CalTech in September and Koros said the time line is to have a person in place before then.

"Our optimistic goal is to be done by the end of August if everything goes well. We won't rush things to where we don't feel comfortable about the process. The president feels that if we can pull [the internal search] off it makes great sense to do this. The end date depends somewhat on the president and how long he wants to think about the person we have selected," Koros said.

Everyone has had a say in what type of person is selected to replace Chameau.

"The president had a session for faculty and staff in which the faculty and staff were invited to give input," Koros said.

The majority opinion was to find someone who was similar to Chameau.

"We are placing a high emphasis on finding someone who values diversity. The word used most often was transparent, meaning a person who uses clear communication and knows what he is doing," Koros said.

According to Koros, the committee came up with a list of seven characteristics and capabilities that they want to see in the new provost.

"If anyone was a zero in a category, we would have a great deal of concern. No one will say they aren't for something but when you ask for examples to shed light on a person's true nature." Koros said.

According to Koros, the search committee should be able to find somebody in this group of candidates.

"There are impressive individuals in that group. We have high quality people in the administration. We have a very good group of candidates and it's encouraging and impressive to have this many credible candidates," Koros said.
By James Stephenson
News Editor
A search committee has been formed to find a person to replace Jean-Lou Chameau as provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs.

The goal is to have a new person in place before Chameau leaves for CalTech this September.

"You never want to have a gap," said Bill Koros, a professor in the school of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Roberto C. Goizueta chair that is heading the search committee.

According to Koros, Institute President Wayne Clough is starting a number of new initiatives and the plan is to have someone in place, so those initiatives can go forward.

"The provost runs campus. He handles the day to day affairs of campus as well as policy matters. The provost is the key to the whole operation," Koros said.

The search is being conducted within the University System of Georgia.

"Clough challenged the committee to search the University System of Georgia to find adequate candidates," Koros said.

According to Koros, eight candidates completed the nomination packet.

"Eleven people were nominated, but three declined. We are in the process of interviewing and meeting with them to determine a set of finalists. All the candidates are very impressive and have experience with one aspect or another," Koros said.

The list of candidates has not been released, yet. According to Koros, the finalists will probably be publicized.

Tech has a history of finding provosts from within the ranks of its faculty and administration. Chameau was promoted from within when he became provost in 2001.

"We advertised throughout the University System of Georgia, but all of the candidates are probably from Tech," Koros said.

Chameau leaves for CalTech in September and Koros said the time line is to have a person in place before then.

"Our optimistic goal is to be done by the end of August if everything goes well. We won't rush things to where we don't feel comfortable about the process. The president feels that if we can pull [the internal search] off it makes great sense to do this. The end date depends somewhat on the president and how long he wants to think about the person we have selected," Koros said.

Everyone has had a say in what type of person is selected to replace Chameau.

"The president had a session for faculty and staff in which the faculty and staff were invited to give input," Koros said.

The majority opinion was to find someone who was similar to Chameau.

"We are placing a high emphasis on finding someone who values diversity. The word used most often was transparent, meaning a person who uses clear communication and knows what he is doing," Koros said.

According to Koros, the committee came up with a list of seven characteristics and capabilities that they want to see in the new provost.

"If anyone was a zero in a category, we would have a great deal of concern. No one will say they aren't for something but when you ask for examples to shed light on a person's true nature." Koros said.

According to Koros, the search committee should be able to find somebody in this group of candidates.

"There are impressive individuals in that group. We have high quality people in the administration. We have a very good group of candidates and it's encouraging and impressive to have this many credible candidates," Koros said.

Related Links

Additional Information

Groups

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Categories
Institute and Campus
Related Core Research Areas
No core research areas were selected.
Newsroom Topics
No newsroom topics were selected.
Keywords
Chemcial and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech, provost, william koros
Status
  • Created By: Josie Giles
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 25, 2006 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm