Chancellor Kirwan Appoints Search Committee for USM Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 6, 2012) -- William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), today announced the appointment of the search and screening committee for the position of USM senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

In November 2011, Irwin L. "Irv" Goldstein announced he will leave his position as USM senior vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 30, 2012, the official end of the academic year. He will work on special projects for the USM office and the University of Maryland, College Park campus, where he is a tenured faculty member.

The chair of the search committee is Donald F.  Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and USM vice chancellor for environmental sustainability.

The other members of the committee are:

James Buckley (USM Student Council), Student (3rd Year), School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Ronnie L. Collins, Acting Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Coppin State University

Patricia S. Florestano (Vice Chair, USM Board of Regents)

Stewart Edelstein, Executive Director, The Universities at Shady Grove

Janet Dudley-Eshbach, President, Salisbury University

Anthony Foster, Associate Vice Chancellor for Accountability and Planning, USM

Theresa W. Hollander, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, USM

Deb Moriarty, Vice President for Student Affairs, Towson University

Philip Rous, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Joyce Shirazi (USM Council of University System Faculty Chair), Information and Technology Systems Department, Chair and Professor, The Graduate School , University of Maryland University College

Ann G. Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost, University of Maryland, College Park

Katie Ryan, senior adviser to the chancellor, is the committee liaison to the Office of the Chancellor. Staff to the committee is Joan T. Marionni, assistant to the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The work of the search and screening committee will conclude with its recommendation of finalists for consideration by Chancellor Kirwan. The chancellor will make the final selection. It is anticipated the search process will take four months.

"I feel a special debt of gratitude to Irv for his superb work during these many years at the College Park campus and for the University System of Maryland, particularly his leadership of academic affairs at USM the past eight years," Chancellor Kirwan said. "He truly will be missed."

The major responsibilities of the senior vice chancellor include coordinating academic and research activities across the USM, leading major system wide academic priorities, including course redesign and the system's closing the achievement gap initiative, and providing leadership to the USM Office of Academic Affairs, which includes responsibilities for academic planning and accountability, academic policy, articulation, and faculty affairs.

In addition, department staff serves as liaisons to the USM Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Committee on Education Policy, the MHEC Financial Assistance Advisory Council, the MHEC Student Transfer Advisory Committee, the Council of University System Faculty, the Maryland K-16 Partnership in Teaching and Learning, and the System Student Council.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719