Hamilton reveals interim chancellor candidates

UA President Mark Hamilton on Friday announced several candidates he is considering to become UAA’s interim chancellor after Chancellor Elaine Maimon departs in June for Governors State University in Illinois.

Hamilton said he expects the interim chancellor to be in office for about two years, until a search for a permanent replacement can be conducted. But he said the interim will likely come from within the university and would ideally aspire to apply for the permanent position as well.

“I would hope we had somebody in there that would at least entertain the notion of application and moving forward,” he said.

These are the candidates being considered:
 James Liszka, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
 Thomas Case, dean of the College of Business and Public Policy
 Jan Gehler, dean of the Community and Technical College
 Fran Ulmer, director of Institute of Social and Economic Research
 Renee Carter-Chapman, vice provost for research and graduate studies
 Ted Kassier, senior associate vice president of Academic Affairs

Hamilton said the soonest he thought he would reach a decision was within a week, though it could be slightly longer.

“Delay is not due diligence; delay is just delay,” he said. “I’ll know a lot more after I talk to the faculty senate. But I will make the selection. I’m not going to give that option to anyone.”