On January 18, 2013, trustee Karen Peetz, chair of the board’s Presidential Selection Council, announced the membership of the Search and Screen Committee.
It is composed of nine faculty members; one staff member; two academic deans; one vice president; two undergraduate students and one graduate student; and one representative each from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Alumni Association.
“The search for a new president is one of the most significant instances of shared governance in the life of a university and we are committed to an inclusive process that involves an encompassing collection of individuals,” Peetz said.
“While the Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for selection of a president, the process is one of consultation and input from those who have a vested interest in Penn State’s next leader.
“This newly named Presidential Search and Screen Committee will bring a diverse and distinct array of opinions to the table to help determine which candidates have the best academic leadership and administrative skills to be Penn State’s 18th president.”
Dean, College of Health and Human Development
Committee Vice Chairman;
Executive Director, University Faculty Senate; Professor of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Sciences
Undergraduate Student, Letters, Arts and Sciences
Graduate Student Association University Faculty Senate Representative; graduate student, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Chair (2012-13), University Faculty Senate; Professor of International Affairs and Law, The Dickinson School of Law
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature, College of the Liberal Arts
Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State Harrisburg
Dean, College of Information Sciences and Technology; Past-Chair, Academic Leadership Council
Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses
Evan Pugh Professor of Materials, Chemistry, and Physics, Eberly College of Science
President, University Park Undergraduate Association; undergraduate student, Supply Chain and Information Systems
Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering; Undergraduate Program Coordinator in Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Immediate Past Chair, Penn State Alumni Association; Partner, Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors
Head Coach, Lady Lions Basketball
Applications System Analyst Manager, University Budget Office
Chair (2013-14), University Faculty Senate; Professor of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences