University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Three Candidates for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to visit campus in January & February; first visit is Jan. 24

Three candidates for the University of North Dakota’s Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs will visit campus for interviews in January and February.

The search is co-chaired by Dr. Lori Reesor, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dr. Jim Mochoruk, History Professor and President, University Senate.

The candidates are as follows:

  • Tom DiLorenzo, Associate Vice President for Innovation, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ken O’Donnell, Senior Director, Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives & Partnerships, California State University Office of the Chancellor
  • John Koropchak, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Dean, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Each candidate will give a 20-minute presentation on “Exceptional UND:  The Future of Higher Education” at an open campus forum followed by a question and answer period.  The forum is open to the campus community and the public to meet and greet the candidate.

The schedule follows.

Thursday, Jan. 24,  Tom DiLorenzo

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                Open Forum – Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union

4:30 – 5 p.m.                      Campus Reception – Fireside Lounge, Memorial Union

Wednesday, Jan. 30, Ken O’Donnell

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                Open Forum – Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union

4:30 – 5 p.m.                      Campus Reception – Fireside Lounge, Memorial Union

Tuesday, Feb. 5, John Koropchak

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                Open Forum – Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union

4:30 – 5 p.m.                      Campus Reception – Fireside Lounge, Memorial Union

Candidate CVs are available on the Provost Search website .  A full schedule for each candidate will also be available once each is finalized.

-- Sandy Rios, President’s Office, for Lori Reesor and Jim Mochoruk, Co-Chairs, Provost Search Committee.


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