Provost to be approved by Board

Shaina James

President Les Wong’s recommendation for the next provost and vice president of Academic Affairs will be reviewed by the NMU Board of Trustees at their next meeting May 3 and 4.

The offer will be made shortly after the meeting, according to Cindy Paavola, director of communications and marketing.

“I assume the following week we will be able to make an announcement on the new provost,” Paavola said.

The four candidates are: David Dauwalder, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Haven in Connecticut; Lance Grahn, most recently provost and dean of faculty/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Arkansas; Patrick Guilfoile, interim associate vice president of academic affairs at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and Barbara Keinath, vice provost and dean of graduate studies at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn.

Wong met with the provost search committee to review candidates’ resumes, interview and reference check material and campus feedback after the finalists visited NMU campus.

For more information on candidates, visit