Launch of National Search for Next Associate Provost and Dean of Students

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer

This past spring, we announced plans for a national search to recruit a new associate provost and dean of students at Boston University. In order to help identify the next leader for this important University-wide position, I have appointed a search committee that, over the coming months, will develop an applicant pool, and review and recommend candidates.

I am grateful that Natalie McKnight, dean of the College of General Studies and professor of humanities, has agreed to chair this committee, whose membership is listed below. The committee will reach out to all the various stakeholders – in particular to our students – to hear their perspectives on the qualities that are important for the next associate provost and dean of students. The search for the next dean of students is among the most important tasks we undertake as a community. The role is central to countless efforts – operationally and culturally – across our residential learning community, from helping students acclimate to life at BU, to setting and regulating standards for conduct and collegiality, and working to ensure the University experience is accessible and welcoming to those of all backgrounds and abilities. The next dean of students will help lead and implement many of the student- and community-focused priorities in our strategic plan and oversee a portfolio of offices critical to the BU experience including the Community Service Center, Disability & Access Services, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, Residence Life, and Student Activities.

I look forward to reporting back over the coming months on the progress being made on this search. In the meantime, I’d like to give special thanks to Jason Campbell-Foster, who is serving as interim associate provost and dean of students.

Associate Provost and Dean of Students Search Advisory Committee

Natalie McKnight, Dean and Professor of Humanities, College of General Studies

Irving Bigio, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Joseph Calabrese, Associate Dean of Students; Clinical Professor of General Dentistry, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Amie Grills, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Steve Jarvi, Associate Dean for Student Academic Life, College of Arts & Sciences

Reggie Jean, Director, Upward Bound, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Christine McGuire, Vice President and Associate Provost for Enrollment & Student Administration

Drew Marrochello, Director of Athletics

Gael Orsmond, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor of Occupational Therapy, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Launch of National Search for Next Associate Provost and Dean of Students – 10.27.22