Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs Search

The Search Advisory Committee (SAC), consisting of approximately 30 members, will advise on the qualifications and qualities USF seeks in the next provost, in part by conducting broad-based feedback sessions with the university community. The SAC will also participate in the interview process of finalist candidates.

The Search Committee – a subset of the Search Advisory Committee  – will be responsible for reviewing candidate credentials, selecting and interviewing semi-finalists, and will recommend finalists for campus interviews and USF community meetings. The Search Committee will also provide feedback to USF President, Fr. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., for consideration in selecting the new provost. Both committees will work with executive search firm WittKieffer.

USF Community Input

The Search Advisory Committee (SAC) will advise on the qualifications and qualities USF seeks in the next provost, in part by conducting broad-based feedback sessions with the university community. In addition, a Campus Community Feedback Survey is available for staff, faculty, and students to provide input on what they would like to see in the new provost.

You may submit candidate nominations/suggestions directly to Wittkieffer: USanFranciscoProvost@wittkieffer.com

Search Committee Members

  • Tyrone H. Cannon – Chair, Interim Provost, and Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Richard Callahan – Professor, School of Management
  • Catherine Coleman – Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Shannon Gary – Associate Vice Provost, Dean of Students
  • John Iosefo – President, Associated Students of the University of San Francisco Senate
  • Rhonda Magee – Professor, School of Law
  • Helen Maniates – Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Charles Moses – Dean, School of Management
  • Mohammed Nadeem – Adjunct Professor, School of Management
  • Ron Sundstrom – Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anastasia Vrachnos – Associate Vice Provost, International Initiatives
  • Naupaka Zimmerman – Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Search Advisory Committee Members 

NOTE: All members of the Search Committee above are also members of the Search Advisory Committee

  • Evelyn Ho – Chair, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Luis Bazan – Associate Director, Immersions
  • Erin Brigham – Director, The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition, and Chief Mission Officer
  • Jayme Burke – Senior Director, Major Gifts, Office of Development
  • Angie Davis, Assistant Vice President for Content Management, Office of Marketing Communications
  • Lester Deanes – Assistant Vice Provost, Student Engagement
  • Rev. Cathal Doherty, S.J. – Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Harrington – Associate Vice Provost, Planning and Budget
  • Evelyn Ho – Chair, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Herschel Lelaind – President, USF Alumni Board of Directors
  • Frank Ohara – Professor, School of Management
  • Desiree Shaw – Director, Pleasanton
  • Rudra Sisodia – President, Graduate Student Senate
  • Justine Withers – Assistant Librarian, Gleeson Library
  • David Kirmse – Associate Vice President, Education Technology Services

Search Timeline

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs Search Timeline

Provost Search Listening Sessions and Open Forums Schedule

Printable Schedule

Time Tuesday, 9/8/20 wednesday, 9/9/20 thursday, 9/10/20 TUESDAY, 9/15/20 Wednesday, 9/23/20
8:00-8:50 am       USFFA, PTFA, & ALP - Listening Session  
9:00-9:50 am   Vice Provosts - Listening Session Board of Trustees - Listening Session    
10:00-10:50 am Dean's Council - Listening Session Graduate Students  - Open Forum Provosts' Council - Listening Session Council of Associate Deans - Listening Session President's Cabinet - Listening Session
11:30 am-12:30 pm (Dead Hour)   Full-time Faculty & Librarians - Open Forum      
12:00-12:50 pm Undergraduate Students - Open Forum        
1:00-1:50 pm Board Chair, Vice Chair, and AA Comm Chair - Listening session Staff - Open Forum Staff - Open Forum    
2:00-2:50 pm     Adjunct Faculty - Open Forum    
3:30-4:20 pm Full-time Faculty & Librarians - Open Forum        
4:00-4:50 pm     General Session - Open Forum    
4:30-5:20 General Counsel & VP for Business & Finance - Listening Session