Purdue University Dean Jeffrey Roberts Named Finalist for Provost

Jeffrey Roberts

Jeffrey Roberts, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University and a finalist for the position of senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, will visit campus next week.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to a public forum with Roberts on Tuesday, April 1 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in 174-76 Campus Center.

Roberts holds a doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University and previously served as Distinguished McKnight University Professor and head of the department of chemistry at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 

Additional details are available in his CV at www.umass.edu/chancellor/senior-vice-chancellor-provost-search.

Members of the campus community are invited to submit feedback on the finalists to the following e-mail address: provostsearch@umass.edu

The search committee is chaired by Julie Hayes, dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

The other members of the search committee are Tim Anderson, dean, College of Engineering; Magdalena Bezanilla, associate professor of biology; Craig Bidiman, Graduate Student Senate representative; Joye Bowman, chair, department of history; Elizabeth Chilton, associate dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Lori Clarke, chair, School of Computer Science; Elizabeth Dumont, professor of biology; Diego Fellows, Student Government Association representative; Patty Freedson, chair, department of kinesiology; Enku Gelaye, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life; Jack Hirsch, director, Polymer Science Interface Analysis Lab; Charlotte Kelly, Student Government Association representative; Hilary Kornblith, professor of philosophy; Michael Malone, vice chancellor for Research and Engagement; Andrew Mangels, director of Finance and Budget; Christine McCormick, dean, College of Education, and Susan Pearson, associate chancellor.