Third HS dean finalist will visit April 5-6

The third finalist in the search for the next dean of the College of Human Sciences will visit campus April 5-6. Stephan ("Steven") Wilson currently serves as a Regents Professor of human development and family studies and dean of the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Wilson's public forum with the university community is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 (4-5 p.m., 0210 Bessey).

The other two finalists, Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Laura Jolly, University of Georgia, Athens, visited campus earlier this month.

About Wilson

Wilson joined the Oklahoma State faculty as dean in 2008. Previously, he held faculty/administrative posts at the University of Nevada, Reno (2002-08); University of Kentucky, Lexington (1991-2002); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg (1989-91), Illinois State University, Normal (1988-89) and Montana State University, Bozeman (1987-88).

He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya (1977-78) and later returned (2000-01) as a senior Fulbright professor in residence at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

Wilson earned a bachelor's degree (1976) in biology and philosophy from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana; and a master's degree (1981) in child and family studies and doctoral degree (1985) in family relations and human development, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

More information

Vitae for the finalists, as well as a feedback form, are available on the provost office's position search website.

Dean Pam White announced in August her plans to retire this July.

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