UND has named its finalists for the provost’s position.
Four finalists for the provost and vice president for academic affairs position have been selected to participate in campus Zoom interviews, including a Zoom forum for the UND community. The finalists include Dan Moon, Eric Link and Susan Mumm. Debbie Storrs, who is serving as UND’s interim provost, also is among the finalists for the position.
Interviews for the position will run from Jan. 11 through Jan. 20, with each finalist having about a day and half of interviews.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are able to attend an open public forum for each candidate. Those time and dates are available on UND’s website.
The finalists' backgrounds include:
Moon is the associate provost at the University of North Florida. In this role he oversees budget and personnel, digital learning and innovation, student affairs and undergraduate studies. He has previously served as associate vice president for academic affairs, interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, associate vice president and dean of undergraduate studies and chair of biology at the university.
Mumm has most recently served as the 12th principal of Brescia University College, Canada’s only women’s university. She previously served as dean of arts and science at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, pro-vice chancellor at Massey University in New Zealand, and dean of Arts & Science at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Link is provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs at the University of Houston-Downtown. Link leads the academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management operations of the university, as well as other aspects of campus. Prior to Houston, he served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Purdue University Fort Wayne, and before that he served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the English department at the University of Memphis. He also served as the head of the Department of Language and Literature at North Georgia College and State University, in addition to a variety of other administrative roles.
Storrs serves as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at UND, where she provides leadership support to academic deans of seven colleges/schools and the dean of libraries and information resources. Storrs has been at UND since 2013, when she was dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. After five years as dean, she transitioned to senior vice provost in the Office of Academic Affairs before her appointment as interim provost. Previously, Storrs was the associate dean of the College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences at the University of Idaho, where she achieved full professor.
The provost’s position was previously held by the late Tom DiLorenzo, who was provost at UND from 2013 until the beginning of June, when he retired. Six weeks after retiring from the university, DiLorenzo was shot and killed when two suspects attempted to rob him and his wife in Charleston, S.C.