Denver, CO,
08:06 PM

Korbel School Begins Search for New Dean

To: University of Denver Faculty and Staff Members
From: Gregg Kvistad, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

As you recall, Christopher Hill stepped down from the position of dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies after seven successful years of service in order to assume the new role of chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement at the beginning of 2018. Pardis Mahdavi has been serving as acting dean of the school since Jan. 1.

The University has now begun the search process to find the next permanent dean. We have selected the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates to assist in this process. Susan VanGilder, a partner at Storbeck/Pimentel, will be our search consultant and will ensure a robust and diverse pool of qualified candidates.

With the input of many stakeholders, we have now formed a search committee. It will be chaired by Danny McIntosh, Dean and Professor, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Others on the committee include:

  • Luc Beaudoin, Vice Provost for Internationalization and Associate Professor, AHSS
  • Michele Hanna, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work
  • Ilene Grabel, Professor, Korbel School
  • Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Korbel School
  • Frank Laird, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Korbel School
  • Tricia Olsen, Associate Professor, Daniels College of Business
  • Sandy Johnson, Director of Global Health Affairs and Teaching Professor, Korbel School
  • Daniel Doerr, Director of Graduate Admissions, Korbel School
  • Michael Ransom, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development
  • Bob Dean, Social Science Foundation
  • Trygve Myhren, Board of Trustees

This is a very important search for the University. There will be ample opportunity for stakeholders to provide input into the process from across the University community, including alumni. Our goal is to recruit the very best possible candidate for this position.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me or, after July 15, incoming Provost Jeremy Haefner.

Thank you.