UM-Flint Launches National Search for Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


I am pleased to announce that the search for the next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for UM-Flint is now underway.  The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the institution’s chief academic officer responsible for enhancing academic excellence across disciplines and aligning priorities with the university’s strategic plan.

I would like to thank Dr. Keith Moreland for continuing to provide leadership for Academic Affairs in an interim capacity and to all deans for working collaboratively with him.


Deba Dutta, Ph.D.

Search Committee Members

Deba Dutta, Chancellor, Co-Chair
Christine Waters, Professor of Art and Art History, Communication and Visual Arts, Co-Chair
Mark Allison, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics
Gary Ashley, Program Manager, University Outreach and Staff Council
Donna Fry, Dean, College of Health Sciences
Susan Gano-Phillips, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Nick Gaspar, Distance Learning Director and Adjunct Lecturer, Office of Extended Learning
Mike Hague, Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance
Gregory Laurence, Management and Marketing Department Chair and Associate Professor of Management, School of Management
Stacy Lee, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar
Queen Odira, Student and Vice President, Student Government
Shan Parker, Associate Professor and Director Academic Program, Public Health and Health Sciences
James Schirmer, Department Chair, Associate Professor and Faculty Council Chair, English
Mary Jo Sekelsky, Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Julie Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Sapna Thwaite, Associate Dean, Interim Chair of Social Work and Associate Professor of Education, School of Education and Human Services
Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, Professor, Nursing
In this search we are assisted by Wheless Search & Consulting. Inquiries, nominations and questions should be directed to 
A prospectus of the position can be found here.

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William "B.J." Hull, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

On January 20, B.J. Hull began serving as UM-Flint's Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Mary Jo Sekelsky returned to serving as Executive Director of Alumni Relations. Both roles are vital for our institution.