Third set of chief academic officer interviews are Monday St. Thomas Newsroom March 4, 2009 Third set of chief academic officer interviews are Monday The third in a series of open-session interviews with finalists for the University of St. Thomas executive vice president and chief academic officer position will be held Monday, March 9. The interviews for Dr. Kenneth Porada, provost at Dominican University of California, will run from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. in Room 304, Murray-Herrick Campus Center on the St. Paul campus and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 460 of Terrence Murphy Hall on the Minneapolis campus. A curriculum vitae for Porada can be found here. All members of the St. Thomas community are invited to attend the open interviews. Porada is among three finalists selected by a search committee. Also interviewed for the position were Dr. Susan Huber, interim executive vice president and chief academic officer at St. Thomas, on Feb. 24, and Dr. Mary Ellen Beadle, until recently the provost and academic vice president at Assumption College in Massachusetts, on March 2. It is expected that a new executive vice president and chief academic officer will be selected in April and start here on July 1. The new executive vice president and chief academic officer will fill the position formerly held by Dr. Thomas Rochon, who left St. Thomas last July to become president of Ithaca College in New York.