May 3, 2019

Finalists for executive vice president for research and partnerships to make on-campus presentations

Four finalists for the position of executive vice president for research and partnerships will be on the West Lafayette campus for one-day interviews the week of May 6.

Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity and chair of the search committee, says that as part of the process, each finalist will make a public presentation and then take questions from the audience.

“We have four excellent candidates,” Akridge says. “I encourage faculty, staff and students to take this opportunity to hear from each of them."

Purdue’s next executive vice president for research and partnerships will succeed Suresh Garimella, who will become the president at the University of Vermont on July 1.

Each candidate's full curriculum vitae is on the search website and includes a link for livestreaming of the candidate's presentation. This website also has a link to give feedback on the candidates. The feedback link will be live following each candidate's presentation.

Finalists and their presentation details are below:

* Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, vice president for Discovery Park, Purdue University. 9 a.m. Monday (May 6), Stewart Center, Fowler Hall.

* Theresa Stellwag Mayer, vice president for research and innovation, Virginia Tech. 1 p.m. Tuesday (May 7), Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom.

* Suvranu De, head, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 4 p.m. Wednesday (May 8), Stewart Center, Fowler Hall.

* Timothy J. Bunning, chief scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory. 9 a.m. Thursday (May 9), Stewart Center, Fowler Hall.

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