College of Design
College of Design

Dean Search

National Search for Dean
College of Design, University of Minnesota

 

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for a visionary and collaborative academic leader to be the next dean of the College of Design.

The dean will be chief executive and academic officer of one of the country’s most comprehensive design colleges, uniquely situated within a highly ranked, globally engaged public research university and in one of the country’s foremost design communities.

 

 

Meet the Candidates

Provost Hanson has announced that four finalists have been invited to campus for public interviews. Names and CVs will be posted ahead of each candidate's visit. Each candidate will participate in a public forum, which will include a brief presentation of the candidate's perspective on the role of a design college in a 21st-century land grant public research university, followed by Q&A and a reception.

 

Candidate 1

Stephanie A. Rolley, Professor and Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
(View CV)

 

Candidate 2

Milton S.F. Curry, Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

(View CV)

 

Candidate 3

Andrew Blauvelt, Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and former Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

(View CV)

 

Candidate 4

Carol Strohecker, Cofounder of the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design; former Vice Provost, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
(View CV)

 

 

Public Interviews

Candidate 1: Wed., November 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Northrop Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
Stephanie A. Rolley,
 Professor and Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

(View CV)

Candidate 2: Fri., December 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Northrop Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
Milton S.F. Curry, Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

(View CV)

Candidate 3: Tues., December 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Northrop Best Buy Theater (4th floor)
Andrew Blauvelt, Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and former Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 

(View CV)

Candidate 4: Wed., December 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library

Carol Strohecker, Cofounder of the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design; former Vice Provost, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
(View CV)

 

 

Evaluate the Candidates

Please provide feedback on each finalist. Send completed evaluation forms to Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson, provost@umn.edu or 234 Morrill Hall, by Friday, December 16. Evaluation Form (PDF)

 

 

Search Updates

January 17, 2017 Provost's update to the college community

November 21, 2016 Provost's update to the college community

September 23, 2016 Provost's update to the college community

July 7, 2016 Provost's update to the college community

May 3, 2016 Provost's update to the college community

March 31, 2016 Search Update from Provost Hanson

 

 


 

 

 

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Search Timeline

A search committee was convened by Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson in May 2016, with national search firm Isaacson Miller assisting in the recruitment of outstanding candidates. A Position Profile was finalized in July 2016 following consultation and listening sessions. Recruitment of candidates took place throughout the summer and fall. Confidential interviews with select candidates took place in early November. Based on search committee recommendations, Provost Hanson announced the selection of four finalists to be invited for public interviews beginning in late November.

 

 

Related Links

 

Position Profile (PDF)

 

Nominations and Applications

 

Search Committee

 

About the College of Design

 

About the
University of Minnesota

 


Contact the Committee


The provost's search committee for the College of Design dean position welcomes input and questions from the campus and community at any time. Please offer your comments, thoughts, and questions via email to to CDesSrch@umn.edu.

 

 

 

 

For More Information

 

Jean Quam, jquam@umn.edu

Search Committee chair


Kate Tyler, ktyler@umn.edu

Assistant to the Provost and lead staff to committee

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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