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Dakota State to host provost candidates

January 12, 2017

Dakota State University will be hosting three candidates for the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Candidates for the position include:

  • Dr. Bradley Skelcher, currently Associate Provost at Delaware State University;
  • Dr. Timothy Crowley, currently Assistant Provost for Academic Programs and Student Success at Fort Hays State University in Kansas;
  • Dr. Joe King, a professor at Auburn University at Montgomery, with experience as a provost and chancellor.

On-campus interviews will take place January 17 through January 20, and will include meetings with department leaders, staff, and students. Each candidate will also address the campus community at a noon-hour presentation held in the Tunheim Classroom Building Auditorium, and each presentation will be webcast:

The role of a provost and vice-president of academic affairs is that of chief academic officer of the university. The position was previously held by Dr. Judy Dittman, who retired last summer; Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs is Dr. Richard Hanson. Searches are also in progress for a Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems, and Dean of the College of Computing. 

Input form

So that the Provost/VPAA Search Committee might consider your response to the candidates it has chosen to bring to campus, we are asking for your written input (which will be treated as confidential) immediately following your visit with the candidate. This includes the campus presentation. The link to the form can be found at