A national search is underway for a new Chancellor at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Current University of Minnesota, Crookston Chancellor Charles H. Casey announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2012, after completing 7 years of exceptional service as chancellor. Consequently, a national search has been launched for a new chancellor of the Crookston campus.
The Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) is the chief executive officer of the Crookston campus and is responsible for leading, championing, and leveraging the critical and unique role of the campus in advancing the University’s academic, research, and outreach mission. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who possesses excellent judgment and diplomacy, personal and professional integrity, a reputation for working collegially with both internal and external constituencies, and an ability to act as a catalyst for campus creativity, innovation, and progress that will build upon the legacy of UMC in providing an innovative, hands-on educational experience for students.
Fred E. Wood has been named chancellor of the University of Minnesota's campus in Crookston. He will begin the position July 2, 2012, pending approval by the university's Board of Regents.
Wood comes to the University of Minnesota from the University of California, Davis, where he has been vice chancellor of student affairs and has held other leadership roles for 26 years.
As UMC chancellor, Wood will be the chief academic and executive officer for the Crookston campus, responsible for leveraging its unique strengths in undergraduate education, applied research and public engagement within the broader mission of the University of Minnesota. One of five U of M campuses, UMC is a public baccalaureate institution in Northwestern Minnesota enrolling 1,600 students.
Bill Peterson, Professor of Math, Science & Technology at UMC, and Carol Carrier, Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration and Professor of Organizational Learning, Policy, and Development, will co-chair the search. Other members of the search committee were selected to provide broad representation from across the University and externally:
Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit applications and nominations for this position. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Refer to code “UMC-Chancellor” in the subject line
If you have questions, or would like more information about the position, search process, or application or nomination procedures, please feel free to contact search committee co-chairs Bill Peterson (email@example.com) or Carol Carrier (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kate Stuckert from the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com for assistance.