University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Final provost candidate forum is Tuesday

Three candidates for the University of North Dakota’s Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs will visit campus for interviews in the next three weeks.

The candidates are:

  • 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 of the candidates 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.

If you are unable to attend the open forums in person, all open forums will be live streamed at  Please click on the link for access at the appropriate time.

The schedule follows.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, John Koropchak

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., open forum, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union

4:30 – 5:00 p.m., campus reception, Fireside Lounge, Memorial Union

The campus visits for Tom DiLorenzo and Ken O'Donnell have been completed.

Candidate CVs are available on the Provost Search web site.  A full schedule for each candidate will also be available once each is finalized. -- Submitted by Sandy Rios, President’s Office, for Drs. Lori Reesor and Jim Mochoruk, Co-Chairs, Provost Search Committee.