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Provost Search

WesternU has started a national search for its next Provost.

We will be identifying a search firm to partner with in this search.

Provost Search Timeline (subject to change)

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Search Begins in December 2021
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Leading Candidates Identified in March 2022
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New Provost Starts July 1, 2022

We work side-by-side- To teach, to heal, together.

The Provost Search Committee includes representation from Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Meet the Provost Search Committee
  • Steven Friedrichsen, DDS, Provost Search Chair – Dean, College of Dental Medicine
  • Beverly Guidry, EdD, Provost Search Vice-Chair – Senior Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Rosana Bravo, PhD – Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences
  • Paula Crone, DO – Vice President, WesternU Oregon and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP and COMP-Northwest)
  • Donna Emanuele, DNP, RN – Associate Professor, College of Graduate Nursing
  • Raj Kandpal, PhD – Professor, COMP
  • Rick Leeper, MBA – Director, Operations, COMP-NW
  • Manel Lopez-Bejar, DVM, PhD. – Exec. Assoc. Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Valerie Quan, OD, FAAO – Associate Professor, College of Optometry
  • Emmanuelle Schwartzman, PharmD, CDCES┬« – Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Matthew Viramontes, DPM 2024 – College of Podiatric Medicine Student