Search committee formed for CEHHS dean

January 18, 2013

Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Kate Davy announced the formation of a search committee for the position of dean of the new College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the move from School of Education to College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) at their December meeting. The upcoming change reflects the university’s goal to build upon the strength of the education programs while developing a group of health programs to meet student and industry demands.

“Because establishing this college marks a particularly propitious moment in UM-Dearborn’s history, vetting candidates for this position is an endeavor of special importance to the entire campus,” Davy said.

Jerry Hale, dean, CASL, will chair the search. Don Bord, professor of natural sciences, will take over as chair when Hale leaves UM-Dearborn this summer. The committee includes:

  • John Poster
  • Martha Adler
  • Stein Brunvand
  • Seong Hong
  • Maiyoua Vang
  • John Gillespie
  • Munna Kachhal
  • Charu Chandra
  • Reetha Perananamgam
  • Ann Lampkin-Williams

The university has partnered with Diversified Search to assist the search committee because of the expansiveness of the process.

"The search committee members recently met with representatives from the search firm, and we're very excited to move forward with the process," Hale said. "The success of the reconfigured college is important to the future of the university. So we are mindful of the significance of the search and are excited to be a part of the process."

Following the announcement, Davy shared that Edward Silver, dean, SOE, will continue his appointment through December 2013. Silver’s three-year contract was to conclude this June.

“Throughout his tenure Dean Silver has been an enthusiastic and staunch advocate for the School of Education, and he has played a pivotal role in its transition into a new academic unit, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services,” Davy said.

“As he guided the school toward this new chapter in its history, Dean Silver has never wavered in protecting the schools’ reputation for excellence and maintaining its unique identity.”

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