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Committee to search for new dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar

Northwestern community invited to share feedback, submit questions, recommend candidates

Northwestern University has launched a global search for the next dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and appointed a committee to conduct the search, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today (May 15).

A search committee — including faculty, student and staff representatives — is undertaking the search for a successor to NU-Q Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis, who is concluding his service at NU-Q. The committee has engaged Witt/Kieffer as the executive search firm. 

Members of the Northwestern community are invited to share feedback, submit questions and recommend candidates by contacting the search committee at  NUQdeansearch@northwestern.edu

Dean Dennis announced last month that he will move on from his role as the head of NU-Q in 2020 after serving nearly a decade leading Northwestern’s 12th school to new academic achievements and greater global influence.

NU-Q search committee

The following University representatives have been named to serve on the search committee:

  • Bob Harimanchair, professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication
  • J.A. Adande, director, Sports Journalism and associate professor, Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Banu Akdenizli, associate professor in residence, Communications, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • David Carr, associate vice president, Cyber Infrastructure, Northwestern Information Technology
  • Lisa Corrin, The Ellen Philips Katz Director, Block Museum
  • Thomas F. Gibbons, dean, School of Professional Studies
  • Mei-Ling Hopgood, associate professor, Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Craig LaMay, associate professor, Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; associate professor in residence, Journalism & Strategic Communication, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Jocelyn Mitchell, assistant professor in residence, Liberal Arts, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Sarah Shaath, president of NU-Q Student Union, Class of 2020, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Marco Williams, professor, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication; professor in residence, Communication, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Jessica Winegar, professor, Anthropology, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Zachary Wright, associate professor in residence, Liberal Arts, Northwestern University in Qatar

The following University staff members will serve as search committee staff:

  • Andrea Bueschel, associate provost for strategy and policy, Office of the Provost
  • Dan Pattley, coordinator for strategy and policy, Office of the Provost
  • Samantha Haevers, administrative assistant, Office of the Provost

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