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2017 AAUA Leadership Seminar

Pre-Seminar Workshop for Academic Deans

Topic: Moving to the Next Level – Strategies for Being More Competitive in Making the Move from Dean to Provost.


Julie E. Wollman, Ph.D.
Widener University

Julie E. Wollman currently serves as president at Widener University—a private, metropolitan university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment at Widener she served as president of Edinboro University. Wollman has extensive experience in working with search firms and in the search/selection of academic vice presidents.

Dan L. King, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Association of University Administrators

Prior to his retirement from full-time administrative work, Dan L. King served as a college/university faculty member, dean and then provost. Since then, in addition to his work with AAUA, King teaches courses in higher education leadership and maintains a consulting practice in which he has served as an executive search consultant for both universities and public school districts.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 7th, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Cost/Registration: No additional charge for individuals who are registered for the 2017 Leadership Seminar. However, preregistration by May 7th is required.

Description: Experienced academic deans who are considering moving to the provost or vice president for academic affairs position will be well served by the content of this pre-seminar. Topics include becoming familiar with search firm processes and ways of using search firm personnel to your personal advantage; building your c.v. to appeal to likely search audiences—presidents, other vice presidents and deans, faculty/staff; cover letter construction suggestions; interviewing techniques and hints; negotiating the offer. Participants are encouraged to bring their c.v. (and a cover letter, if one is available) for individual review and suggestions.

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