Forums offer insight provost position
by Courtney Stevens
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Provost candidate Joseph M. Peters answers questions during Wednesday's student forum.
Provost candidate Joseph M. Peters answers questions during Wednesday's student forum.
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Delta State University President Bill Laforge needs a wingman and the university is deep in the process of finding a new provost.

The candidates are Charles A. McAdams, G. Daniel Howard and Joseph M. Peters.

During Wednesday's student forum with Peters, a student asked what a provost was.

Peters responded, "It's like the chief academic officer. We make sure that you have good programs and you're getting what you need in terms of your education."

According to DSU's Website, "all DSU academic policies, academic programs, and academic units are under the leadership of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs."

On the day of each candidate’s interview, there was a session for students in the Student Union on the second floor from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and a session for faculty and staff from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Jobe Auditorium.  

This summer, a panel of faculty, staff, and the SGA president met several times to discuss possible candidates and were able to narrow it down to three.

Student forum for each candidate were held this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with each candidate appearing before Delta State students.

Students had the opportunity to ask any questions and voice concerns they may have about DSU or academics.

During these forums, the provost candidate was able to tell students about themselves as well as their educational backgrounds, and what they hope to see for DSU.