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Division of Human Resources

Candidate Visits

In the coming weeks, a number of candidates will visit campus to meet with faculty, staff, students and other members of the Carolina community. During the two-day visits, the candidates will present at a campus forum. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and provide feedback to the search committee.

Campus forums will occur on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Nancy Rapoport
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library Program Room
View the recorded forum

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
William Tate
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library Program Room
View the recorded forum

Thursday, February 20, 2020
John Wiencek
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library Program Room
View the recorded forum

If you are not able to attend in person the Division of Information Technology is streaming the campus forums. A link for each forum will be available the day of the forum. You will need your network username and password to view.

 

The Candidates

Nancy B. Rapoport

Nancy Rapoport — February 10 - 11

Nancy B. Rapoport is the Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics in the Lee Business School at UNLV.

After receiving her B.A., summa cum laude, from Rice University in 1982 and her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1985, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then practiced law (primarily bankruptcy law) with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco from 1986-1991. She started her academic career at The Ohio State University College of Law in 1991, and she moved from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure in 1995 to Associate Dean for Student Affairs (1996) and Professor (1998) (just as she left Ohio State to become Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law).

She served as Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1998-2000. She then served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center from July 2000-May 2006 and as Professor of Law from June 2006-June 2007, when she left to join the faculty at Boyd. She served as Interim Dean of Boyd from 2012-2013, as Senior Advisor to the President of UNLV from 2014-2015, as Acting Executive Vice President & Provost from 2015-2016, as Acting Senior Vice President for Finance and Business (for July and August 2017), and as Special Counsel to the President from May 2016-June 2018.

William Tate

William Tate — February 17 - 18

William Tate is a member of the University Council and serves on the senior leadership team of the university providing strategic and operational guidance to the chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis.

As dean and vice provost of graduate education, he organizes the agenda and the meeting of the Research-Graduate Affairs Committee of the board of trustees including biannual reporting focused on the state of graduate education and the financial underpinnings of the research enterprise of the university. Washington University in St. Louis offers the complexity of a large research university and medical center with $816 million in research expenditures per year. His role requires leveraging this $816 million research to advance the human capital development mission within the research and graduate ecology of the research while contributing to the undergraduate mission of teaching and service.

His foundational responsibility involves shaping and guiding the system to generate outstanding discovery and elite communicators of original research as well as leadership development across the professional schools. Over 170 masters and doctoral programs operate in our university context spanning two campuses (Danforth and Medical Center), two research sites (Tyson Research Center and Danforth Plant Science Center), and WashU at Brookings Institute. In addition, through the McDonnell’s International Scholars Academy, we partner with 35 universities across the globe in a graduate education compact. This signature program provides a foundation for numerous graduate education degree programs offered beyond the Academy partnership countries.

John Wiencek

John Wiencek — February 19 - 20

John Wiencek is an academic leader with thirty years of progressively increasing levels of responsibility.

He serves as the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) at the University of Idaho, the state’s land-grant and flagship university. John is responsible for over 6000 employees (including approximately 1000 faculty) and over 12,000 students in over 250 unique academic offerings. In addition to the main residential campus in Moscow, John has oversight of the education centers located in Coeur d’Alene, Boise, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls as well as the extension and research sites throughout the 44 counties in Idaho. John has direct authority over a budget of roughly $400 million/yr (when including research expenditures) out of the total budget of $470 million/yr. 

John leads in a collaborative way while maintaining the ability to understand urgency and timing, embracing the power of inclusive excellence. His tangible successes produce positive relationships and common purpose. His leadership has resulted in significant improvements in productivity and impact by building a culture of getting things done. John creates and leads effective teams that pride themselves on inclusive planning and deliberate yet timely execution.


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