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Provost search narrowed to three candidates

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Colorado State Univesity-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare announced in an email Tuesday that the search for a new provost has resulted in three candidates.

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Selection Committee conducted an internal search following the resignation of Dr. Carl Wright in December. According to Di Mare, the committee reviewed nominations and qualifying materials before narrowing the field to the following three finalists.

Jane M. Fraser earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley. She came to CSU-Pueblo in 1998 after 12 years as an associate professor of engineering at Ohio State University. She currently serves as chair of the Department of Engineering at CSU-Pueblo.

Kristina Proctor received her Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1989. She is currently  serving as a professor of chemistry at CSU-Pueblo.

Rick Kreminski is a professor of mathematics at CSU-Pueblo. He serves as dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and is acting director of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and attended law school at Southern Methodist University.

According to Di Mare’s email, the three candidates will now respond to questions “developed by the Faculty Senate, Admin/Pro Council, Classified Staff Council and Associated Students’ Government. Candidate responses and their CVs and application materials will be made available from Feb. 10-13 for campus community review and feedback.”

The appointed candidate will be announced to the campus via official email on Wednesday, Feb. 18. That candidate will then assume the duties of the Provost and Executive VPAA at CSU-Pueblo.