Alicia Caudill, executive vice president of student affairs, sent the following message to the College of Charleston community on Feb. 27, 2020: 

Dear Campus Community,

On behalf of the search committee, we are delighted to welcome the following four candidates to campus to interview for our provost/executive vice president for academic affairs position:

  • Tuesday, March 3:  John D. Griffin, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Biology, Clemson University
  • Wednesday, March 4:  Suzanne Austin, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost and Senior International Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Friday, March 6: Richard G. Forgette, Ph.D., Associate Provost, University of Mississippi
  • Tuesday, March 10: C. Marjorie Aelion, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst

You may view their CVs here:

For each candidate, all members of the campus community are invited to attend the Open Campus Forum held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Stern Center Ballroom (March 3, March 4, March 6 and March 10). The forum will begin with the candidate sharing a short introduction and responding to the prompt, “What is the role of the provost in fostering a culture of student success at the College of Charleston?” The forum will then be open to questions from our campus community. The forums will be recorded and made available for viewing for those who are not able to attend.

We hope you are able to join us as part of this important search.



Alicia Caudill and Simon Lewis
Search Committee Chairpersons