Announcement Regarding Provost Transition at Truman

Truman State University recently announced a transition with respect to the Office of Provost. Dr. Joan Poor expressed her intention to pursue employment opportunities closer to family. The University has appointed Dr. Maria Di Stefano to handle operations as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Poor has agreed to continue working with the University to assist this transition. The University is grateful to Dr. Poor for her efforts, which have brought cost efficiencies and facilitated a key decanal search. President Paino conveyed best wishes to Dr. Poor on behalf of the University for her future endeavors.

In order to fill the position on a permanent basis, President Paino has appointed a Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Advisory Committee and has engaged the search consulting firm of R. William Funk and Associates, with the intent to have the Vice President for Academic Affairs position filled no later than August 1, 2014. Members of the VPAA Search Advisory Committee include: Stephen Allen (Business Administration), Jack Holcomb (Center for Academic Excellence), Lucy Lee (Spanish), Jason Luscier (Biology), Wendy Miner (Education) and Torbjorn Wandel (History).