Finalists for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences have been named and will begin the open interview process tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 8.

Candidates are Dr. Jeffrey Breese, dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.; Dr. Kristie Bunton, interim associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas; Dr. Terence Langan, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas; and Dr. Thomas Taylor, director of general education, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.

All members of the St. Thomas community are invited to attend the open interviews, which will be held Dec. 8, 9, 12 and 13. The candidate’s credentials will be available at each session. Reaction to the candidates is welcomed. Comment forms will be provided at each open session, or comments may be directed to Dr. Michael C. Jordan at mcjordan@stthomas.edu.

Open interviews wil be held:

Thursday, Dec. 8 – Candidate: Dr. Jeffrey Breese

  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. – O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium
    Open forum for faculty and staff
  • 2-2:45 p.m. – O’Shaughnessy Room
    O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, Room 108         
    Student reception
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts, Room 126
    Meeting with Arts and Sciences chairs

Friday, Dec. 9 – Candidate: Dr. Kristie Bunton

  • 9-10 a.m. – Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 155                       
    Open forum for faculty and staff
  • 11-11:45 a.m. – O’Shaughnessy Room
    O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, Room 108
    Student reception
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 155
    Meeting with Arts and Sciences chairs

Monday, Dec. 12 – Candidate:  Dr. Thomas Taylor

  • 11-11:45 a.m. – O’Shaughnessy Room
    O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, Room 108
    Student reception
  • 1:45-2:45 p.m. – O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium
    Open forum for faculty and staff                 
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m.– Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 155
    Meeting with Arts and Sciences chairs

Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Dr. Terence Langan

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 155
    Open forum for faculty and staff                                    
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m. – O’Shaughnessy Room
    O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, Room 108
    Student reception
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m. – Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 155
    Meeting with Arts and Sciences chairs

The members of the CAS Dean Search Committee are:

  • CAS Department chairs: Catherine Cory, Matthew George, Tim Lewis, Sandra Menssen
  • CAS elected faculty: Carol Bruess, Jayna Ditty, Sue Smith-Cunnien, Paul Wojda
  • CAS Staff: Andy Leet
  • Academic deans: Bruce Kramer
  • CAS Advisory Board representative: Brian McEnaney
  • Chair of the committee: Michael Jordan.