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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee’s search for a provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs has narrowed to three candidates, with campus interviews set to begin April 26.

Anne Mayhew, vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, has served as the chief academic officer for the Knoxville campus since 2004. She announced in December her intention to retire in August concluding a 37-year UT career. Chancellor Loren Crabtree has said he hopes to have the re-named position filled by August.

Harry Hap McSween, professor of Earth and planetary sciences and distinguished professor of science, chairs the search committee.

The finalists, in the order of their campus visits, are:

• Robert C. Holub, dean of the undergraduate division for the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His current role entails managing curriculum and instruction and enrichment programs for 18,000 undergraduates. He has held that post since 2003 and prior to that served as chair of the German department. He also chaired the academic personnel committee for the Berkeley campus. Holub will lead a faculty/staff forum from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Black Cultural Center.

• John H. Frederick, executive vice president and provost for the University of Nevada, Reno. He oversees all academic programs and supervises 10 deans and has served in this role since 2001. He previously served as chair of the chemistry department at UNR. Frederick will lead a faculty/staff forum from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 1, in the Shiloh Room at the University Center.

• Robert B. Schnabel, vice provost and associate vice chancellor for academic and campus technology for the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has served in his current role since 1998. He directs the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society and previously served as associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Schnabel will lead a faculty/staff forum from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, May 4, in the auditorium of the Frank H. McClung Museum.

All faculty/staff sessions will be webcast by the Office of Information Technology. Sessions can be viewed live at

Videos of the faculty/staff forums will be available by contacting Janet Hails in the Chancellor’s office 974-3265.

For more information about the search, visit