NM Tech Names Five Finalists for V.P. of Academic Affairs Position

NM Tech Names Five Finalists for V.P. of Academic Affairs Position

Finalists chosen from pool of more than 40 candidates

SOCORRO, N.M. – The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology will host five finalists for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs from Aug. 16-31.

Each candidate will meet with various constituencies on campus, including faculty, staff, administrators, students and community residents. Their visit will conclude with a formal interview with New Mexico Tech President, Dr. Stephen Wells.

The search committee selected the five finalists from a pool of over 40 candidates.

They are as follows:

• John A. Hamilton, Director, Center for Cyber Innovation and professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Mississippi State University

Interview: Aug. 19



John Hamilton


• Ronald Larsen, Associate provost, Montana State University.

 Interview: Aug. 29


     Ronald Larsen  

• William Dean Stone, Dean of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico Tech

 Interview: Aug. 30


     William Stone  

• John Warwick, Dean, College of Engineering, Southern Illinois University

 Interview: Aug. 18


     John Warwick  

• Douglas Wells, Dean of Graduate Education and Professor of Physics, South Dakota School of Mines.

 Interview: Aug. 17


     Douglas Wells  












































Each candidate will follow the same schedule during his visit:

8:15 Breakfast – Council of Chairs, Academic Affairs Directors, and Search Committee, Galena Room, Macey Center

9 a.m. Council of Chairs

• This session will include a ten-minute presentation to include the candidate’s philosophy and vision for New Mexico Tech’s academic affairs division, followed by a Q&A session.

10 a.m. Faculty Senate ‘meet & greet’ with Q&A session, Galena Room, Macey Center

11 a.m. New Mexico Tech community ‘meet & greet,’ Galena Room, Macey Center

Noon -- Luncheon with Richard Cervantes, V.P. of Administration & Finance, Melissa Jaramillo Fleming, V.P. of Student & University Relations, Dr. Van Romero, V.P. of Research & Economic Development, and Dr. Ken Minschwaner, Search Committee Chair

1:30 p.m. Tour of New Mexico Tech campus

3 p.m. Interview with New Mexico Tech President, Dr. Stephen Wells, Brown Hall

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