Finalists Open Forums

Missouri S&T invites the campus community to virtual open forums for four provost finalists. (Submit your questions now) Candidate materials will be posted here 2 business days prior to each candidate's visit.

The campus community is invited to attend each candidate's presentation via Zoom from 9-10 a.m. on the dates below.

Join the Zoom open forum

Candidate 1

Monday, Oct. 19

Candidate 1 Feedback Survey

Candidate 2

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Candidate 2 Feedback Survey

Candidate 3

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Candidate 3 Materials | Candidate 3 Feedback Survey

Candidate 4

Thursday, Oct. 29

Event format and search committee

The forum will include opening remarks from Dr. Mo Dehghani, chancellor, and will be led by Dr. Richard Wlezien, chair of the search committee, and Dr. Shannon Fogg, co-chair of the search committee. Wlezien is the vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing. Fogg serves as a professor of history and interim associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. The search committee will work with the University of Missouri System’s executive recruitment team, which is led by Tim McIntosh. The goal is to fill this position by January 2021.

Role of the provost

This position of academic leadership is critical to guide the university’s pursuit of excellence in its academic programs. As we seek to grow our enrollment and support the success of all of our students, a chief academic officer is necessary to lead faculty, staff, students and administrators. 

Search timeline:
June 30,  2020: Stakeholder Open Forum (Zoom)
Summer/Early Fall 2020: Candidate pool development
September 2020: Semi-Finalist Interviews
October 2020: On-campus Interviews

Tell us your thoughts on search process and nominate individuals

In addition to this virtual open forum, we welcome your perspective on this search through this survey. This information will be shared with the search committee and will inform the committee’s efforts in recruitment for this role. 

If you would like to nominate an individual to approach or for questions related to the search, please contact Tim McIntosh, director of recruitment, at

Your feedback is important

Feedback from faculty, staff, students, retirees and constituents is important as we launch our search. Please join members of the search committee as we discuss the desired characteristics and qualifications of candidates for the position.

View the UM System search page.