3 finalists named for Fort Hays State's VP for student affairs


An internal candidate, one from Wichita State University and another from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, have been announced as finalists for the vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays State University.

The finalists:
• Dr. Joseph Linn, FHSU's associate vice president for student affairs and registrar, is serving as FHSU's interim vice president for student affairs.
• Dr. Wade Robinson is vice president for student affairs at Wichita State.
• Dr. Eric Grospitch is the dean of students at UMKC.

The vice president for student affairs serves as a member of the president's senior leadership team. This person supervises and manages the university's Division of Student Affairs -- including enrollment management, student life and student support.

A campus visit has been scheduled for Linn on Monday, April 13; for Robinson on Tuesday, April 14; and for Grospitch on Wednesday, April 22.

Similar to other recent searches at FHSU, each candidate will take part in an extensive series of interviews and meetings with specific campus groups, including executive leadership, faculty leadership, students and leaders within the Division of Student Affairs.

Each candidate's visit will include an open forum to which the campus, the public and the media are invited:
• Linn, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Black and Gold Room.
• Robinson, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room.
• Grospitch, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the Robbins Center's Eagle Communications Hall.

For the public forums, each candidate has been asked to address the question, "What role does Student Affairs have in helping students choose FHSU as their destination of choice, as well as guiding and supporting forward-thinking, world-ready students?" After the candidate presentation, the floor will be opened to questions from the audience.

Curricula vitae for the finalists are available on the search committee website -- www.fhsu.edu/vpstudents-search/.

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