The first two finalists to be the next president of Chadron State College have their campus visits today with an interview by the State College Trustees, a forum with faculty and staff, and an open meeting with students and the community.
Dr Jodi Kupper has been the Nebraska College System Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs since 2014 and served as Dean of Education at Peru State for 9 years before that. She also spent 7 years as a professor at Millikin University in Illinois
Kupper holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State, a master’s degree from Nebraska-Omaha, and a PhD from UNL.
She will be interviewed in the Sandoz Center from 10:30-11:30, meet with faculty and staff in the Student Center from 1:30-2:45, and have her open session in the Math Science Center of Innovative Learning and on Zoom from 5:30-6:30.
Dr John Fritch has been at the University of Northern Iowa since 2002, the last 9 years as Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. Prior to that, he was Director of Forensics at Southwest Missouri State University from 1992 to 2002.
His bachelor’s degree in speech is from UNL and holds a masters and doctorate, both in communications studies, from Kansas.
His schedule has his faculty-staff forum from 10:30-11:45, his interview with the trustees from 1:45-2:45, and his open meeting in the COIL and Zoom from 3:45-4:45.
The other two finalists, Northern Alabama Vice President of Diversity Dr Ron Patterson and Univ of Mississippi Dean of Students and Assistant Vice Chancellor Dr Brent Marsh, have similar schedules tomorrow
The trustees are scheduled to continue their meeting after the last of the interviews to make their choice and authorize Chancellor Paul Turman to negotiate a contract with their choice to succeed Dr Randy Rhine, who is retiring at the end of June.