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COFAMC hires outside firm to assist in ongoing dean search

Senior Reporter

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 00:11

The College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication (COFAMC) has hired a search firm to assist in its ongoing search for a new dean, according to a member of the dean search committee.

Greenwood/Asher and Associates, Inc., will help the university in soliciting, reviewing and screening candidates for the Dean of the COFAMC position.

The search will include many phases, including getting to know the client, assessment of the search opportunity, designing the plan for the search, recruitment of candidates, evaluation of candidates, interviews, closure of search and transition.

"We’ll be meeting with the search firm in early December to organize the search," John de Castro, member of the COFAMC search committee and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said.

According to Greenwood/Asher and Associates website, the firm is "a women-owned executive search firm with a diverse consulting team [that has] extensive experience in executive search, consulting and training for education markets…."

The search firm competed against other bidding firms and was hired for $77,200.

The COFAMC has had an interim dean, Mary Robbins, Ed. D., since February. The college formed a search committee in August to seek out a permanent dean. The college’s first dean, Roberta Sloan, Ph.D., resigned as dean after only six months on the job citing health reasons.

The Houstonian will continue to update on the searches for new deans as information becomes available.

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