Bushes are broken on the Mount Mercy College campus in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Cleanup continues across the space following the Aug. 10 derecho, which left lots of of 1000’s of Iowans with out energy and displaced many whose properties have been broken or destroyed within the heavy winds. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Three girls and one man make up the four-person pool of finalists to turn out to be Mount Mercy College’s eleventh president and succeed the short-lived Robert “Bob” Beatty, who resigned with out clarification Sept. 9 after solely two months on the job and within the wake of the devastating Derecho.
Beginning subsequent week and the week after, the Cedar Rapids-based regional Catholic college will welcome its finalists for campus visits, throughout which they’ll meet with school, employees, college students, and the Board of Trustees.
Every finalist additionally will take part in an open discussion board, after which neighborhood stakeholders might be invited to supply suggestions through a distributed survey.
The chosen finalist might be introduced as Mount Mercy’s new president in Might, in accordance with spokeswoman Madelyn Orton.
Finalist names and go to dates are as follows:
Monday, April 19
Kerry Calnan presently serves as vp of innovation and institutional effectiveness for Nichols School in Dudley, Mass. She’s an affiliate professor of accounting and finance, having earned a bachelor’s in accounting at Westfield State College; a Grasp of Enterprise Administration from Western New England College; and a physician of enterprise administration in finance from Sacred Coronary heart College.
At Nichols School, Calnan serves as an “incubator for partnership packages” — whereas additionally on school full time. Her analysis, in accordance with the Nichols bio, focuses on the connection between “the gender of CEO and short-termism or long-term determination making in S & 1,500 corporations.”
Calnan, who serves on a school advisory board for Maastricht College of Administration within the Netherlands, spent greater than a decade in company accounting and finance jobs — like with the multibillion-dollar Swiss-Swedish multinational ASEA Brown Boveri, specializing in robotics, energy, electrical tools, and automatic expertise.
Wednesday, April 21
Kimberly Kvaal is vp of finance and administration and chief monetary officer for Saint Edward’s College in Austin, Texas. Kvaal earned a bachelor’s diploma from the College of Colorado-Boulder; a grasp of enterprise diploma from Regis College in Denver; and doctorate of training in organizational change and management from the College of Southern California.
Her analysis focuses on rising organizational capability for monetary sustainability. Her St. Edwards bio studies Kvaal has been with that establishment since 2014 and has greater than 24 years of expertise in larger training.
“Her areas of accountability embrace finance, services, human assets, auxiliaries, campus security, and compliance and danger administration,” in accordance with St. Edwards. “She serves as a member of the president’s cupboard and is answerable for an annual working finances of roughly $110M and an endowment of $115M.”
Monday, April 26
Todd A. Olson serves as vp for pupil affairs at Georgetown College in Washington, D.C. He received a bachelor’s diploma from the College of Minnesota, his grasp’s from the College of Kansas, and a doctorate in larger training from the College of Denver.
He’s been in his vice presidential position with Georgetown for 17 years however has served as an adjunct school member too over his 34-year profession in larger training. On the College of Denver, the place Olson labored 16 years, he based a signature educational and residential studying program.
Olson leads 15 departments and 140 skilled employees in pupil affairs.
“Todd has been energetic in campus planning efforts, in coverage revisions associated to alcohol, sexual assault, and bias reporting, and in creating new packages linking educational and co-curricular life,” in accordance with his Georgetown bio.
Wednesday, April 28
Sandra L. Cassady is vp for strategic initiatives and dean of the School of Well being and Human Companies with St. Ambrose College in Davenport. She additionally serves as a bodily remedy professor for the personal Catholic establishment.
She earned a bachelor’s diploma in biology from the College of Northern Iowa, a grasp’s and certification in bodily remedy from the College of Iowa, and a doctorate in train science from UI.
Specializing in cardiopulmonary bodily remedy, Cassady has visitor lectured on the subject; supplied inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, acute, and intensive care; and edited for The Cardiopulmonary Journal and Journal of Orthopedic and Sports activities Bodily Remedy.
A Mount Mercy candidate prospectus mentioned the perfect applicant can be a training Catholic or Christian engaged in his or her religion and “dedicated to understanding and appreciating the Catholic custom, particularly inside larger training.”
The following Mount Mercy president additionally ought to have a terminal diploma and report of success in larger training management. Prime prospects could have sturdy relationship, fundraising, communication, and enterprise abilities, in accordance with the Mount Mercy place profile.
The Mount Mercy presidential search is enjoying out at the same time because the College of Iowa’s search to interchange outgoing President Bruce Harreld. UI is bringing its first two finalists to campus this week, and its remaining two subsequent week.
Vanessa Miller covers larger training for The Gazette.
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