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Grad leader candidates will take part in town halls

From left, David Daleke and Padraic Kenney. Photos by indiana University From left, David Daleke and Padraic Kenney. Photos by indiana University A committee appointed by the provost in January has identified candidates for a new position: dean of the IU Bloomington Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education.

The dean position reflects the university’s transition from a Universitywide structure for graduate education to campus-based graduate schools in Bloomington and Indianapolis.

Rick Van Kooten, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, chaired the search committee, which vetted applications and selected two finalists; each will take part in a one-hour town hall meeting in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

The finalists are:

  • David Daleke, vice provost for graduate education and health sciences, and interim dean of the IU Bloomington University Graduate School. He will take part in a hybrid town hall at 3 p.m. March 20. Employees may also join through the Zoom link.
  • Padraic Kenney, professor in the Department of History and Department of International Studies, and associate dean for social and historical sciences and graduate education. He will take part in a hybrid town hall at 3 p.m. March 22. Employees may also join through the Zoom link.

Following the town halls, attendees are asked to submit feedback about Daleke and feedback about Kenney.