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Northern provost search resumes

 

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After interviewing two finalists in March, Havre's u n i v e r s i t y i s bringing in two new candidates for the position of vice chancellor and provost. Montana State U n i v e r s i t y - Northern is looking to fill the position of second-incommand at the u n i ve r s i t y, i n charge of academic issues at the institution, due to the retirement of current Provost Joe Callahan. He announced his retirement in January, effective June 30. Northern's search committee had a difficult time narrowing down the field of the 70 outstanding candidates to select finalists, said Jim Potter, director of university relations at Northern. "We're very excited to be bringing in people of this caliber, and I am sure we can find a very qualified candidate," Potter said. "We encourage everyone to come out and meet the candidates," he added. Rosalyn Anstine Templeton will be on the campus Mo n d a y a n d Christopher Louis Dyer will be here Tuesday. Each is having a public forum in Hensler Auditorium in the A p p l i e d Technology Center at Northern to which the public has been invited. Temp l e t o n ' s forum is set for no on Mond ay, with Dyer's also at noon on Tuesday. The university interviewed finalist Peter Johnstone, a former administrator at several universities and a professor at the University of North Texas March 24-26. The search committee then interviewed Steve Adkison, associate proVost and associate vice president of Idaho State University in Pocatello, on March 30 to April 1. Johnstone was offered the position but declined, and Adkison notified the university he had taken another position. Templeton, has been involved in education administration for 25 years and has served as the executive dean for the College of Educat ion and Human Services at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., since July 2005. Templ e ton earned he r Bachelor of Science in elementary education learning disabilities and reading from Southern Oregon University. She earned her Master of Education in emotional disorders at the American University and her doctorate from the University of Oregon. Templeton served in administrative positions at Ferris University in Big Rapids, Mich., Ferris State University, Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and has taught at Mar shal l Unive r s i ty, Fe r r i s Stat e University, Bradley University and Willamette University in Salem, Ore. Templeton's publications include more than 20 refereed written works. Her non-refereed publications include two books and 13 articles. Templeton has held presentations in 13 states as well as in Canada, China, Vietnam, and Western Australia. She is also involved in community, state and national services. Dyer, an ecological anthropologist with seven years experience in higher education administration, is dean of Arts and Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Dyer earned his Bachelor of Science in fishery biology and his bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Arizona. He received his master of science in marine biology from the University of Alabama, and he earned his Master of Arts and doctorate in anthropology f rom Ar i z ona Stat e University. He served one year as the dean for the School for Field Studies and five years in administrative work with Mount Olive College in North Carolina. Dyer has been a professor, assistant professor, instructor, teaching associate, senior evaluation specialist and a consultant within various colleges, totaling 23 years of involvement in higher education. He has taught more than 20 courses and has written more than 30 published pieces. Dyer has made presentations in nine U.S. states as well as in Washington D.C. and Mexico. He also is highly involved in community and academic service.

 
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