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Vice Provost and Dean Search

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Michigan State University is conducting a search for its next Vice Provost and Dean for International Studies and Programs. Updates throughout this process will be provided on this webpage. The executive search firm,  Greenwood Asher & Associates, will facilitate the search process. If you have nominations for qualified applicants, please send them to the search firm at this address:  MSUVPDeanISP(at)greenwoodsearch.com  

Search Updates

Updates regarding the search will be made available as the search begins. 

Search Committee Members

First Name Last Name Title/Unit
Cameron Thies* Dean, James Madison College 
John Ambrose Executive Director, Admissions and Recruitment, Office of Admissions 
Mywish Maredia Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Bethany Wilinski Associate Professor of International Education, College of Education 
Ahmet Kirca Associate Professor of International Business and Marketing; Director of International Business Center and Center of International Business Research (CIBER), Broad College of Business 
Lalita Udpa University Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering 
Opal Leeman Bartzis Executive Director of Education Abroad, Interim Director, Global Youth Advancement Network (GYAN), International Studies and Programs 
William Cunningham Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of the Institute for Global Health (IGH), College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rochisshil Varma Undergraduate Student, College of Engineering

*Search Committee Chair

**Affirmative Action Advocate (Pending)

Search Timeline

  • April 8, 2024 - Search Charge Meeting
  • May-September 2024 - Recruitment
  • Early September 2024 - Candidate Review
  • Mid-September 2024 - First Round Interviews
  • Late September-Early October 2024 - Final Interviews and Selection


Questions about the Vice Provost and Dean for International Studies and Programs search can be directed to the search firm, Greenwood Asher & Associates, at MSUVPDeanISP(at)greenwoodsearch.com   

Greenwood Asher & Associates Executive Search Firm Partners:

Tracey Weldon, Vice President of Executive Search, traceyweldon(at)greenwoodsearch.com  

Julie Holley, Associate Vice President of Executive Search and Practice Leader for Research Institutions, julieholley(at)greenwoodsearch.com