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Dear Colleagues, 

As previously communicated, Dean Jennifer Greer has accepted the role of acting vice provost and dean liaison. While Dr. Greer serves the university as the acting vice provost and dean liaison, it will be necessary, in short order, to appoint an acting dean to lead the College of Communication and Information (CI). I am confident in Dr. Greer’s ability to aid in this transition until an acting dean is appointed. 

Advisory Committee Nominations 
Governing Regulation VIII (GR VIII) states that I shall request a recommendation on matters of acting appointments from a committee, which includes faculty members from that unit. Further, GR VIII specifies that input should be sought from unit staff and others that may be affected. 

Thus, in accordance with GR VIII, I will form an advisory committee of faculty, staff and students from CI and meet with them to solicit their recommended names of acting dean candidates. If you would like to nominate an individual(s) to serve on the advisory committee, please click here.
Acting Dean Nominations 
In addition, anyone in the CI community is welcome to suggest names of candidates to serve as acting dean. Please click here to submit your recommendation for an acting dean, including a brief justification. All recommendations and justifications are treated confidentially.

To ensure full consideration for both advisory committee membership and acting dean recommendations, please submit your nominations by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12.  

Based on the recommendations of the advisory committee and CI community, I will consider the names suggested and engage in conversations with candidates of interest. 

With this critical input, I will select an acting dean and announce the appointment in late September.

Thank you very much for your assistance in this important matter. 

Robert S. DiPaola, MD