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In October, 2017, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs announced the launch of the new Office of Faculty Affairs to coordinate university-wide practices, policies and processes associated with faculty work at RIT. The Office will be a branch of the Office of the Provost, within the Division of Academic Affairs, and will be administered by the associate provost for faculty affairs.

A search firm has been working closely with a search committee, led by Dr. Dan Ornt, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology and Vice President of the Institute for Health Sciences and Technology to find the best candidate.

Here's information about the finalists:
(The documents below require your RIT UserID and password to access.)

  • Candidate 1 - Open Forum: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    • CV
    • Open Forum: Webb Auditorium, 1350 Booth Hall, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  
  • Candidate 2 - Open Forum: Friday, December 7, 2018
    • CV
    • Open Forum: A205, Liberal Arts Hall, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  • Candidate 3 - Open Forum: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • CV
    • Open Forum: Webb Auditorium, 1350 Booth Hall, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Candidate 4 - Open Forum: Friday, December 14, 2018
    • CV
    • Open Forum: Bamboo Room 2610/2650, Campus Center, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Search Committee:

  • Dan Ornt, Dean, College of Health Sciences and Technology (Chair)
  • Dennis Andrejko, Golisano Institute for Sustainability
  • Bob Barbato, Saunders College of Business
  • Peter Boyd, School of Individualized Study
  • David Ross, College of Science        
  • Michael Eastman, College of Engineering Technology
  • Blanca Encinas-Lapisco, Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • Ricardo Figueroa, College of Art and Design
  • Neil Hair, Innovative Learning Institute
  • Katie Schmitz, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Pengcheng Shi, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Ulrike Stroszeck, College of Liberal Arts

Candidates can review the RIT Job Description - Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.  

For questions regarding the search process, please contact Dr. Dan Ornt at (585) 475-4017 or by email at

Job Description

RIT Job Description - Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Apply or nominate a candidate for this position on the Isaacson, Miller website.

Communications from the Provost
Preliminary Timeline

October, 2017

Announcement introducing and detailing the role of the Office of Faculty Affairs

Announcement of search committee

December, 2017

Job description finalized and posted 

January, 2018

Seach firm site visit

October, 2018

Seach firm site visit

November/December, 2018

Finalists visit campus

December, 2018 / January, 2019

Candidate selected

July, 2019

Start date for Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs