The University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Search Committee, which has been conducting a comprehensive national search for more than five months, selected the following educators as finalists:
Dr. Sona Karentz Andrews, a geographer, is Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies for the Oregon University system and a faculty member at Portland State University. Born in Providence, R.I., Dr. Andrews grew up in Massachusetts. From 2004 to 2010, she was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Boise State University. From 1995-2004, she held various leadership positions in the Provost Office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Susan D. Phillips, an internationally recognized scholar in vocational psychology, is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Albany, State University of New York. She also currently holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology. She serves on the National Advisory Council for Institutional Quality and Integrity, which advises the US Secretary of Education on higher education accreditation and quality assurance issues.
Dr. Carlos E. Santiago, an economist, is chief executive officer of the Hispanic College Fund in Washington, D.C. From 2004 to 2010, he was Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously, Dr. Santiago served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Albany, State University of New York, and functioned as the chief operating officer of the campus. He is formerly a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Kumble R. Subbaswamy, a physicist, has been Provost at the University of Kentucky since 2006. During his first 18 years at the University of Kentucky, he served as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and as Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He also was Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami from 1997 to 2000, and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington from 2000 to 2006.
(Source: UMass President's Office)