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William Paterson University is conducting a search for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, following the retirement of Warren Sandmann in July, 2018. Materials related to the search process, including a timeline of events presented below, will be posted on this webpage to keep the University community informed as the process proceeds, culminating with the appointment of the next provost.

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Provost Search Process

  • Search announced, Search Committee named/charged. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. selected to support the Search Committee
  • Search Start-up Meeting to discuss search process and profile, and job description crafted
  • Position advertisement distributed; Requests for nominations/recommendations
  • Prospects are contacted, applications received and reviewed
  • Prospect Review Meeting: Search Advisory Committee discusses all candidates and selects leading candidates
  • Round-One Interviews: Search Advisory Committee interviews leading candidates
  • Reference and Background Checks
  • Search Advisory Committee recommends/selects candidates for additional interviews
  • Campus Interviews
  • Selection and signing of contract
  • Transition Considerations
  •  Announce search completion and introduce hired candidate