|Campus community invited to open forum with VP for Research candidates|
University researchers and other members of the campus community are invited to open forum sessions with candidates for the position of Vice President for Research. Candidates will give a brief talk on their research philosophy and there will be a question and answer period following their presentations.
Chuck Staben, Ph.D., will visit campus Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 11-13. He will give his public talk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Dr. Staben is currently the acting vice president for research at the University of Kentucky, and has served as their associate vice president for research since 2005.
Jim Petell, Ph.D., will give his public talk at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Room 16-18 Swanson Hall. Dr. Petell has served as UND’s technology transfer and commercialization director since 2004 and as the executive director of the UND Research Foundation since 2005.
Wayne Watkins, J.D., will visit campus Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 19-21. He will give his public talk at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 16-18 Swanson Hall. Mr. Watkins has served as the associate vice president for research at the University of Akron since 2000 and has been the administrator of the University of Akron Research Foundation since 2001.
These candidate’s CVs can be found on the Vice President for Research web site at www.und.edu/dept/research. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions.
--H. David Wilson, M.D., vice president for health affairs and dean, and chair, vice president for research search committee.