RIT/NTID announces finalists for President post:
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:12 PM
To Members of the RIT Community
Subject: NTID Presidential Search Finalists
On behalf of the Search Committee for President, NTID and Vice President/Dean for RIT, we are pleased to announce the three finalists and dates during which they will be on campus to meet with members of the RIT/NTID community.
Very brief snapshots of finalists’ backgrounds are provided. We expect to post more extensive information about each on the RIT website by Friday, September 24. All three are deaf/hard-of-hearing. All have significant and varied experiences in their communities and with external organizations, and all have been externally recognized for their outstanding leadership and service. The finalists are:
Gerard Buckley, Ed.D. Dr. Buckley has over 30 years higher education experience with the most recent 20 serving in a variety of capacities at NTID. From 1990- 1993 Dr. Buckley served as Chairperson and Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Outreach at NTID, followed by five years as Center Director, Center for Outreach, NTID and Assistant Professor, Social Work Support Team at RIT. From 1998 to 2003 he served as Associate Dean for Student Services, NTID. Since 2004, Dr. Buckley has held the position of Assistant Vice President for College Advancement, NTID. An alumnus of NTID and RIT’s College of Liberal Arts with a B.S. degree in Social Work (high honors), Dr. Buckley holds an M.S.W. from University of Missouri and an Ed.D. in Special Education from the University of Kansas. Campus visit Sept 29-30.
Roberta J. Cordano, J.D. Ms. Cordano’s career includes experience in government, higher education and health care. From 1990 to 2000 she served as Assistant Attorney General for Minnesota working first in the Consumer Division and subsequently in the Charities Division. From 2000-2008 at University of Minnesota she served first as Director of Disability Services, Office of Disability Services, followed by Assistant Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Most recently she served as Vice President of Park Nicollet Health Services in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and Interim President of the Center for Healthcare Innovation at Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. Ms. Cordano holds a B.A. degree (Cum Laude) from Beloit College, Wisconsin, with a major in sociology and a J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI. Campus visit October 4-5.
John C. Wyvill, J.D. Mr. Wyvill’s career initially was in private law practice in Arkansas and subsequently spanned administrative positions in Workforce Education, Health and Human Services, and several government positions, mostly in Arkansas. From 2006 to present Mr. Wyvill is a Public Member of United States Access Board appointed by the President of the United States. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. Since 1996, after practicing as an attorney for four years, Mr. Wyvill served three years as Assistant Legal Counsel, Office of Governor, Arkansas,. Between 1999 and 2007 in Arkansas Wyvill held positions first as Commissioner, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, and second as Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education. From 2007-2009 he served as Director, Nebraska HHS Division of Developmental Disabilities in Lincoln, NE. Mr. Wyvill holds a B.A. in political science (with distinction) from Hendrix College, Arkansas, and a J.D. from University of Arkansas Little Rock School of Law. Campus visit October 7-8.
Visit schedules (including a videotaped open forum in Panera Theatre) are being finalized. We look forward to this important phase of the search process with the finalists.
Jim Miller, Co-chair Chris Kurz, Co-chair