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Provost search under way, website created

storbeckpimentellogo_t.jpgBOONE – Appalachian State University is conducting a search for a new provost and executive vice chancellor with help from the search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. Consultants with the firm have visited campus to meet with various constituencies and listen to faculty, staff and students about the dynamic and enterprising leader they hope to bring to Appalachian.

A 16-member search committee is led by Dr. Edelma Huntley, dean of research and graduate studies. A website at has been created to provide information on the search. Deadline for applications is March 14.

The provost and executive vice chancellor is the university’s highest-ranking official after the chancellor. The position has a central role in all institutional decisions and in realizing the university’s academic vision. All academic colleges, schools, departments and programs report to the provost. The position is responsible for all academic policies, including those affecting faculty appointment, development, and promotion and tenure. Also within the provost’s responsibilities are strategic planning and budgeting, academic and research initiatives, and general academic supervision of the campus.