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Provost Search

A search committee at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been formed to find a replacement for Provost Zoe Locklear, who is retiring. 

Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings presented the 15-member committee to the Board of Trustees on Friday, September 16, 2016. 

Dr. Locklear, who also serves as vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, announced in August that she will be retiring effective June 30, 2017. 

The committee includes a cross section of faculty, deans, staff, student body, alumni, UNCP Foundation, and a community college president. 

Dr. Richard Vela, a long-time English professor, will serve as committee chair. 

The committee includes:

Dr. Richard Vela

Dr. Richard Vela

Professor, English, member of 2015 Chancellor Search Committee

Dr. Cherry Beasley

Dr. Cherry Beasley

Anne Belk Endowed Professor, Nursing, UNCP Foundation Board member

Kelli Blue

Kelli Blue

Chair, UNCP Board of Trustees

Nancy Crouch

Nancy Crouch

Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology

Dr. Val Ford

Dr. Val Ford

Professor, School of Education, member of 2015 Chancellor Search Committee

Logan John

Logan John

Student body president, SGA, UNCP student

Dan Kenney

Dan Kenney

Chief of Staff

Rudy Locklear

Rudy Locklear

Immediate past president, UNCP Alumni Association, UNCP adjunct faculty member

Dr. Mary Ann Masters

Dr. Mary Ann Masters

Optometrist, Robeson County Arts Council president

Dr. Dale McInnis

Dr. Dale McInnis

President, Richmond Community College

Dr. Conner Sandefur

Dr. Conner Sandefur

Assistant professor, Biology

Dr. Joe Sciulli

Dr. Joe Sciulli

Associate professor, School of Education, UNCP Faculty Senate member

Frederick Stephens

Frederick Stephens

Assistant professor, Social Work

Dr. Dennis Swanson

Dr. Dennis Swanson

Dean, Mary Livermore Library

Dr. Stewart Thomas

Dr. Stewart Thomas

Associate dean, School of Business