Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Search

Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

We have started the search for our next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. The members of the search committee – which I am chairing – appear below. Thank you to the members of the search committee for your time and commitment to this important endeavor.

We are working with the firm, Isaacson, Miller, which has helped us complete several successful searches over the years. A landing page for this search is on the firm’s website at Applications and nominations can be made there. Once the position profile has been finalized, it will be accessible at this landing page.

Our partners at Isaacson, Miller are currently engaging with the Union community to prepare the position profile, including meetings with the search committee, the Faculty Executive Committee, and academic department chairs. In addition, we invite faculty and staff to provide input through an online survey:

Link for faculty:

Link for staff:

If you wish to provide input, please complete the survey by this Friday, Jan. 14.

Our expectation is that we will complete this search by the end of the academic year.

Thank you,


Search committee members

  • David Harris, President and search committee chair
  • Ken Aslakson, Associate Professor of History
  • Fran’Cee Brown-McClure, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  • Mary Carroll, Professor of Chemistry
  • Jenn Currey, Associate Professor of Electrical Computer & Biomedical Engineering
  • Tye Deines, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Greta Donato, Director of Academic Planning & Finance
  • Deidre Hill-Butler, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Scott Kirkton, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Frances Maloy, College Librarian
  • Jennifer Matsue, Chair of the Music Department
  • Andy Morris, Associate Professor of History
  • Rob Parker, Vice President for College Relations
  • Denise Snyder, Director of Learning Design and Digital Innovation
  • Lani Waggoner, Vice President of Academics, Student Forum
  • Daniel Wilcox, Planning and Priorities Group student representative

Position surveys

The search committee for the next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Union welcomes your perspectives on this important search for our institution. We have prepared the short surveys that ask about the opportunities and challenges awaiting the next VPAA as well as the experiences, characteristics, and qualifications the committee should prioritize when it begins reviewing applications. Your submission will be confidentially collected by search firm Isaacson, Miller and the anonymous survey results will be shared with the search committee.