CAS announces dean finalists

? Four candidates have been named as finalists to take over as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, according to an email sent to the UVM community. ? The finalists are: ? ?      Martin Schoonen, who is a professor of geochemistry and the director of the sustainability studies program at Stony Brook University. ? ?      John Kiss, a university distinguished professor and botany department chair at Miami University. ? ?      Daniel Press, a professor and department chair of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. ? ?      Antonio Cepeda-Bonito, a professor of psychology and dean of faculties and associate provost at Texas A&M University. ? Each of the candidates will participate in a comprehensive interview process on campus over the next couple of weeks. An open forum will also be held for each candidate, which the community is encouraged to attend, the email stated. ? Information regarding dates, times and locations of the forums can be found on the dean’s website at http://www.uvm.edu/provost/casdeansearch/. ? Joel Goldberg has served as interim-dean of the college since Eleanor Miller resigned from the post in January 2011.