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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)

Search Begins in December 2021
Leading Candidates Identified in March 2022
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