Open Forums Scheduled for Commonwealth Honors College Dean Finalists

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The search advisory committee for dean of Commonwealth Honors College is pleased to announce that three candidates have been identified as finalists. They are:

  • John Lopes, professor in the department of microbiology and associate dean for operations and graduate and postdoctoral programs in the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst
  • Mari Castañeda, professor in the department of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass Amherst 
  • Eva Rueschmann, professor of cultural studies and vice president/dean of the faculty at Hampshire College

The campus community is invited to attend a public forum with each of the candidates in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall, room 160 West (access from Roots Café) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1:45-2:45 p.m., John Lopes
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mari Castañeda
  • Thursday, Dec.12, 1:45-2:45 p.m., Eva Rueschmann

For electronic access to the candidates’ CVs and cover letters, please send an email to