After conducting several interviews and bringing a trio of finalists to campus seeking to succeed the retiring Tom Baldwin as vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Minnesota Crookston, the search committee has decided to keep looking.
UMC Chancellor Fred Wood said in his Campus E-Update that there was support for each candidate, but also concerns about “fit.”
So the search will continue with the help of a consultant, and Wood hopes more candidates will be brought to campus before the end of the semester for interviews.
No wellness center in bonding bill
Gov. Mark Dayton’s recently released bonding bill does not include specific funding for the proposed wellness center on the UMC campus. Wood said it wasn’t a particularly surprising develpoment, since the bill’s scope had been reduced from a previous version.
Wood added that District 1 State Sen. LeRoy Stumpf reports that advocacy efforts for the wellness center have been productive, and he remains confident it’ll be funded in the near future.