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UW Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Candidates to Interview on Campus

March 31, 2014

Four candidates -- Eric Norman, Sean Blackburn, Jason Casares and Timothy Wise -- will interview for the position of University of Wyoming associate vice president and dean of students. Each candidate will participate in on-site interviews and will offer a public presentation on the topic “Emerging Issues Relevant to Student Affairs.”

Norman, Blackburn and Casares’ presentations will begin at 9 a.m. April 8, April 15 and April 16, respectively, in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Wise’s presentation is at 9 a.m. April 17 in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend all sessions, ask questions and evaluate the candidates, says Sara Axelson, UW vice president for student affairs.

Everyone is welcome to attend and ask questions of the candidates. All individuals who wish to provide feedback by completing forms that will be available at the meetings must complete the Diverse Workforce online training through the Human Resources Department. For information and to register for the training, visit the Human Resources website at

Norman, the current dean of students at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, holds a doctorate of education from the University of Delaware.

Blackburn, the associate dean of students at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., holds a master of education in student affairs administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Casares is the associate dean of students and director in the Office of Student Ethics at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. He holds a doctorate of philosophy degree from the University of Arizona.

Wise, the vice president for student affairs at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, Fla., holds a doctorate of education degree from Florida State University.

A screening committee, chaired by Patrick Call, UW Residence Life and Dining Services and Wyoming Union executive director, narrowed the pool of applicants and recommended the finalists for Axelson.

For more information about the search for the UW vice president and dean of students, call Roxanne Rector at (307) 766-5123.

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