Provost and Executive Vice President Search

Western Washington University is commencing a search for the next Provost and Executive Vice President (Provost). Brent Carbajal, who has served in this leadership role for the past nine years, has announced his retirement effective Summer 2022. The Provost is a critical leadership position for the University, providing oversight for the entire academic enterprise and serves as the second ranking institution leader conducting the duties of the office of the President when the President is unable or unavailable.

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University, providing primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the University. The Provost has leadership and oversight responsibilities over a broad and complex portfolio of activities that are central to the educational, scholarly and research mission of the University.

Joyce Lopes, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs, and Brian Burton, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, will co-chair the search committee, which has been established to lead the search process. Consultants from the executive search firm WittKieffer will assist the committee in this process.

 

Provost and Executive Vice President Search Committee

Brian Burton - Co-Chair / Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Joyce Lopes - Co-Chair / Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Amber Asbjornsen - Interim Sr. Director, Major Gifts / Director of Development, College of Science and Engineering / WWU Foundation Representative

Brenner Barclay - Student, Associated Students Representative

Brian Bingham - Director, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Shannon Point Marine Center

Anna Blick - Academic Support Services Manager, Fairhaven College / President, Professional Staff Organization / Representative

Samit Bordoloi - Associate Professor, Health and Community Studies, Woodring College of Education

Shirin Deylami - Professor, Political Science Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences / Faculty Senate President / Representative

Craig Dunn - Professor, Management Department, College of Business and Economics

Britta Eschete - Event Coordinator for Employer Relations, Career Services Center / Classified Staff Unions Representative

Chuck Lanham - Vice Provost for Information Technology / Chief Information Officer

Ben Miner - Professor, Biology Department, College of Science and Engineering

Earl Overstreet - Past Board of Trustees Member & Chair / President Emeritus, GMI

Maria Paredes Méndez - Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Theresa Warburton - Associate Professor, English Department / UFWW President / Representative

Nancy Phillips - Search Coordinator / Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Business and Financial Affairs