Open forums scheduled for four finalists vying for job as associate vice provost for NIU Honors

Top row: David Ballantine and J.D. Bowers Bottom row: Jeffrey Chown and William Pitney

Top row: David Ballantine and J.D. Bowers
Bottom row: Jeffrey Chown and William Pitney

Four candidates for the position of associate vice provost for University Honors at NIU will hold open forums Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14.

The finalists are David Ballentine, J.D. Bowers, Jeffrey Chown and William Pitney.

NIU’s Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges. More than 1,000 students from every department are currently involved in the University Honors Program.

Honors students enjoy both the personal attention and the collegiate atmosphere usually associated with the small, selective liberal arts college and the dynamism, diversity, fine libraries and facilities of a multi-faceted state university.

The associate vice provost for Honors advances the program’s mission to internal and external constituencies by playing a leading role in the recruitment and retention of NIU’s high-achieving students. As the primary advocate for honors education, the AVP collaborates with college deans, department chairs, school and program directors, and faculty on relevant aspects of the program.

Whomever is selected will provide leadership and vision to the University Honors Program and will serve as one of the leading voices on campus for promoting, sustaining and recognizing academic excellence.

All open forums will take place in Room 505 of the Holmes Student Center and are open to students, faculty and staff.

  • David Ballantine
  • William Pitney
  • J.D. Bowers
  • Jeffrey Chown

For more information, call (815) 753-8381 or email jrat@niu.edu.

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