The chancellor's search committee is nearly formed, with senators last week choosing seven members and selecting two faculty members for chairman consideration.
Candidates were chosen during a weeklong electronic election.
Antoinette Burton, a professor of history, led the field with 64 votes, followed by William J. Maher, a university archivist, with 54.
U. of I. President Timothy L. Killeen will consult with Burton and Maher to discuss their candidacies, choosing one to lead the committee as chair. The other will join the committee.
The committee will convene soon after the chair is announced.
Faculty members on the committee are:
- James D. Anderson, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership
- Sara Benson, a lecturer in the College of Law
- Rebecca Ginsburg, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership
- Steven Michael, a professor of business administration
- Faranak Miraftab, a professor of urban and regional planning
- Mark J. Rood, a professor of civil and environmental engineering
- Jay Rosenstein, a professor of media and cinema studies
Arthur Kramer, the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will serve as the committee's dean-director representative.
Other representatives who will serve on the committee were elected by their group's constituencies.
Student members of the committee: Kaylee Barron, College of Education (graduate student); Samuel LeRoy, College of Business (undergraduate); Paul D. Schmitt, College of Law (professional).
Darcy Sementi, the assistant dean for Master’s of Business Administration programs, was selected to serve as the committee's academic professional representative.
Leta Summers, an administrative aide in Facilities and Services’ Capital Planning Division, will serve as the committee's staff representative.