ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two candidates for provost at the University of New Mexico will be making public and private appearances on campus this week as university President Garnett Stokes moves to hire a top executive.
Paul Holloway, the vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs at University of Michigan, will be on campus today and Tuesday. Michael J. Benedik, a vice provost and chief international officer at Texas A&M University, will be at UNM on Thursday and Friday. Both are being considered for the job of provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, which is one position.
The candidates’ stop on campus will include public forums today and Thursday. Holloway will have one session with faculty and another with staff this morning, followed by a community and campuswide public meeting today at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Benedik will follow the same schedule on Thursday.
Richard Wood has been serving as the interim provost since Chaouki Abdallah resigned at the start of the current school year to take a job at Georgia Institute of Technology.