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Two finalists for vice chancellor for communications will visit campus next week.

The finalists are Robbin Morrison Taylor, vice president of public affairs at Western Kentucky University, and Stephen P. Ward, executive director of university communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The position is open because current Vice Chancellor for Communications Margie Nichols is retiring this summer.

As part of their visits, Taylor and Ward will lead an open forum for the campus community and respond to questions. Archived recordings of each forum will be posted online.

The forum schedule is:

Robbin Taylor

3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 17

Scripps Media Center, Room 402, Communications Building

Stephen Ward

3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19

Scripps Media Center, Room 402, Communications Building

Find more information, view each candidate’s resume, access a link to the archived recording of the forum, and leave feedback about the candidates online.

The vice chancellor for communications is the chief communications and marketing officer and advises the chancellor and senior leaders on communications-related matters. The position oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing and WUOT-FM 91.9, the public radio station licensed to the university. The complete position description is posted online.

Chris Cimino, vice chancellor for finance and administration, is chairing the search.

The committee members are Kari Alldredge, interim associate provost for enrollment management; Steve Smith, dean of libraries; Jacob Rudolph, marketing director in the Office of Communications and Marketing; Ryan Robinson, senior associate athletics director; Maxine Davis, assistant vice chancellor for student life; Candace White, professor of advertising and public relations; and Mario Grant, a sophomore in supply chain management.