Search for new provost continues

Dr. Quentin Kidd, professor and chair of the government department at Christopher Newport University, announced in an email to faculty and staff Wednesday that the search for a new provost is being advertised “to attract the widest and most talented application pool possible”.

The search for the new provost is being handled by a special provost search committee, who is looking for someone of “exceptional vision with a stellar academic record meriting concurrent appointment to the faculty at the rank of professor”, according to CNU’s provost search website. 

The position has been advertised on,,,,, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences and on CNU’s provost search website

CNU is also sending postcard announcements of the search to the presidents and chief academic advisers at the top 50 liberal arts and top 50 national universities, according to the email.

The new provost will begin employment on July 1, 2014.

The current interim provost, who serves as the chief academic officer to the university and reports directly to the president, is Dr. David Doughty, who previously served as the dean for the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.

The provost is responsible for all academic affairs of the University, including budgeting, management, organization, curriculum matters and the participation of faculty in matters of university governance, according to CNU’s website.

The deadline for accepted applications is Jan. 20, 2014.