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>The message below is an announcement of two Presidential Canidates who will
>be visiting campus on November 21 & December 2nd. For those members who so
>not have appointments to meet the candidates privately or as
>representatives of the ALANA Coalition, I would encourage them to attend
>the Open Forums.
>It is important that the next UVM President has a firm committment to
>racial justice and understands and is supportive of issues effecting the
>Please forward this message to the ALANA Coalition list with a note
>encouraging their attendance and participation.
>Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 10:50:41 -0500 (EST)
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>>Subject: Presidential Candidates to Visit Campus
>>Following is an announcement (and related materials) that will be
>>distributed to the news media later today.
>>Nov. 18, 1996
>>FOR RELEASE: Upon receipt CONTACT: Enrique Corredera
>>UVM PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
>>ANNOUNCES ON-CAMPUS CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS
>> Edward Zuccaro, University of Vermont trustee and chair of the
>>Presidential Search Committee, today announced upcoming on-campus
>>interviews for two candidates for the UVM presidency. Additional
>>candidates will be scheduled and announced in the near future.
>> The candidates are:
>> Michael A. Baer, senior vice president for academic affairs and
>>provost at Northeastern University. He will visit UVM Nov. 20-22.
>> Luis M. Proenza, vice president for research and dean of the
>>Graduate School at Purdue University. He will visit UVM Dec. 1-3.
>> The candidates will meet with a variety of groups and
>>individuals during their intensive two-day interview schedules, and
>>will make brief presentations and answer questions at open forums.
>>Baer's open forum is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21; Proenza's for
>>Monday, Dec. 2. Both will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Carpenter
>>Auditorium, Given Medical Building.
>> Announcements regarding additional candidate visits are expected
>>to be made before Thanksgiving. Questions with respect to candidates'
>>interview schedules may be directed to Wendy Smith, search
>>coordinator, at 6-4400.
>> The first two candidates' biographies follow. Please note that
>>these biographies also are available on the World Wide Web at
>>http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/recwebin.htm . Complete resumes may be
>>reviewed at the reference desk of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical
>>Michael A. Baer
>>Dr. Michael A. Baer has been provost and senior vice president of
>>academic affairs at Northeastern University since 1990. He also holds
>>an appointment as professor of political science. Before 1990, he
>>served nine years as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the
>>University of Kentucky.
>>Baer received his bachelor's degree from Emory University in 1964,
>>and his master's and doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1966
>>and 1968. His major areas of research include interest groups, state
>>and local governments and research methods. He is the co-author of
>>"Lobbying: Interaction and Influence in American State Legislatures,"
>>and he has published in professional journals including the American
>>Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, American Politics
>>Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly and the British Journal of
>>Political Science. He recently co-edited "Political Science in
>>America: Oral Histories of a Discipline."
>>Baer has consulted with a number of organizations on educational
>>programs, public policy, and the broadcasting of political events. He
>>served on the faculty of the College Business Management Institute of
>>the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers.
>>He was instrumental in the establishment of the University of
>>Kentucky's Survey Research Center. In addition to his professional
>>service, Baer has been active in community organizations, having
>>served on the boards of educational groups as well as a number of
>>cultural and community service organizations. He has been active in
>>several local and state political campaigns, and he has served as a
>>Baer has chaired the executive council of the Inter-University
>>Consortium for Political Research, a University of Michigan-based
>>organization of over 350 institutions of higher education that
>>archives and disseminates social science data. He also has served as
>>president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and of the
>>Commission on Arts and Sciences of the National Association of State
>>Universities and Land Grant Colleges. Baer has served on the
>>executive council of the Midwest Political Science Association, the
>>board of the British Politics Group, and on several committees of the
>>Southern Political Science Association.
>>Luis M. Proenza
>>Dr. Luis M. Proenza is vice president for research and dean of the
>>Graduate School at Purdue University and vice president for research
>>for the Purdue Research Foundation. He is responsible for graduate
>>and research activities for more than 6,500 graduate students in more
>>than 100 master's and doctoral programs. He manages more than $200
>>million in research funds, coordinates federal relations and oversees
>>interdisciplinary programs and institutes for Purdue's five-campus
>>Proenza obtained a bachelor's degree from Emory University in 1965, a
>>master's from The Ohio State University in 1966, and a doctorate from
>>the University of Minnesota in 1971. He joined the faculty of the
>>University of Georgia in 1971, serving as assistant, associate and
>>full professor. He also served as coordinator for the faculty of
>>neurobiology, and he was the founding director of a vision research
>>laboratory, where his research was supported continuously by grants,
>>including a research career development award, from the National Eye
>>In 1977, Proenza became study director for the National Academy of
>>Science's Committee on Vision. He guided the committee for three
>>years, and he then was appointed a member. In 1983, he was selected
>>as a fellow in the American Council on Education's Program in
>>Academic Administration. He was appointed assistant to the president
>>of the University of Georgia in 1984.
>>In 1987, Proenza was appointed vice chancellor for research, dean of
>>the Graduate School and professor of biology at the University of
>>Alaska, Fairbanks, with overall leadership and coordination for $65
>>million in research activity. He was responsible for several
>>initiatives, including a center for global change; AMCORPS, a
>>public/private joint venture; a $20 million Polar Ice Coring Office
>>contract; and a doubling of the level of competitively funded
>>research. From 1992 to 1994, he served as chief academic officer
>>with responsibilities for planning, coordination, evaluation and
>>resource allocation at the University of Alaska -- a comprehensive,
>>multi-campus, statewide system of higher education with a $385
>>million budget. He initiated a planning effort for statewide academic
>>programs, and he was responsible for the award of a $25 million grant
>>for support of an Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.
>>In 1991, Proenza was appointed as the Alaska governor's adviser for
>>science and technology policy, and, in 1992, President Bush appointed
>>him to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, for which Proenza was