Search Committee Members

The 22-person Provost Search Committee is a diverse and experienced group of faculty, staff and students representing many areas of the university. Committee members will work closely with Parker Executive Search, an executive search firm specializing in higher education administration, to identify a candidate who shares MSU's priorities for student success, campus safety and diversity, as well as our commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence and world-changing research.

Committee Co-chairs

Ron Hendrick, dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Beronda Montgomery, MSU Foundation professor, biochemistry and molecular biology, and microbiology and molecular genetics; assistant provost for faculty development

Committee Members

Stephanie Anthony, academic specialist; Upward Bound director and program coordinator

Rebecca Campbell, professor of psychology; presidential adviser for relationship violence and sexual misconduct

Manuel Chavez, associate professor of journalism; core faculty in Chicano/Latino Studies

Chris Contag, Hannah Distinguished Professor; chair, biomedical engineering; director, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering

Victor DiRita, Rudolph Hugh Professor; chair, microbiology and molecular genetics

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, professor of English; director of digital humanities

Steve Hsu, senior vice president for research and innovation

Mario Kakos, senior in political science; president, Associated Students of Michigan State University

Jay Kennedy, assistant professor, criminal justice

Terese Monberg, associate professor, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities; affiliate faculty in Asian Pacific American Studies

Deborah Moriarty, professor and chair, piano area in College of Music; chair of the Academic Governance steering committee

Sriram Narayanan, professor and Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty Fellow of Supply Chain Management

Rocio Quispe‐Agnoli, professor of Hispanic studies, romance and classical studies; affiliate faculty, American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Nicole Proctor‐Kanyama, associate director of development, College of Engineering (APA Union)

Randolph Rasch, dean, College of Nursing

Chris Torres, assistant professor, educational administration

Judy Walgren, professor of practice, photojournalism and new media

Zach Woessner, doctoral student, organizational psychology

Felicia Wu, Hannah Distinguished Professor, food science and human nutrition, and agricultural, food and resource economics

Katie Yoest, postdoctoral researcher, psychology