As we start this new semester, I wanted to touch base with you on our upcoming chancellor search. As you know, I indicated that we would formally begin this process in January.


Campus Community,

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee. This committee will play a critical role in assisting with the selection of our next campus leader. The membership represents a broad cross-section of campus constituencies and will serve as the voice of the entire campus during the search process. Please share your feedback with these committee members or with me directly as the search proceeds. I want this to be a highly collaborative and engaging process.

Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

  1. Dr. Charles L. Welch, Chair - ASU System President
  2. Dr. Mike McDaniel - Faculty Senate President & Prof. of Comm. Disorders
  3. Angela Daniels - Staff Senate President & Dir. of Student Affairs Tech. Svcs.
  4. Hannah Aldridge - Student Government Association President
  5. Dr. Brandon Kemp - Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  6. Dr. Patricia Robertson - Chair, Economics & Finance
  7. Dr. Dixie Keyes - Professor of Middle Level Education
  8. Dr. Evelyn Taylor - Assistant Professor of Social Work
  9. Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar - Professor of Metabolic Engineering
  10. Dr. Hans Hacker - Associate Professor of Political Science
  11. Martha Spack - Director of Leadership Center
  12. David McClain - Executive Director of Development
  13. Carlos McCants - Athletics Development Coordinator for Lettermen Relations
  14. Sheryl Puckett - Staff Senate Treasurer
  15. Julian Jackson - Student
  16. Dr. Maurice Gipson - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity
  17. Dr. Carl Cates - Dean of Liberal Arts & Communication
  18. Davy Carter - Community/Alumni Representative
  19. Chucki Bradbury - Community/Alumni Representative
  20. Don Harmon - Community/Alumni Representative
  21. Ruby Henderson - Strong-Turner Alumni Representative

I am also sharing a first draft of a position announcement. This is the document that will be used to solicit prospective applicants. While the search advisory committee will be responsible for finalizing this document, I want the entire campus community to have the opportunity to weigh in on the contents.

Please send your suggested revisions or additions to me at or to any member of the committee.

I look forward to working with this committee and with all of you to chart the future course of our university.


Dr. Charles L. Welch
Arkansas State University System
501 Woodlane, Suite 600
Little Rock, AR 72201