Three Finalists are Candidates for Colorado State University’s Provost and Academic Vice President

Three candidates with outstanding records at some of the nation’s top universities have been selected as finalists for the position of provost and academic vice president at Colorado State University.

The following candidates will be visiting the Colorado State campus for open forums to present their visions for a land-grant institution and to answer questions from the campus community.

  • Peter Crouch, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Human Sciences at Arizona State University – Dec. 3 from 2-3 p.m. in Room 208 LSC.
  • Peter Nicholls, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University – Dec. 5 from 2-3 p.m. in Room 228 Lory Student Center.
  • Alan Goodridge, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University – Dec. 7 from 2-3 p.m. in the LSC Longs Peak Room.

Nicholls has spent 30 years working in higher education at Northern Illinois University and at Kansas State, where he has provided direction and support for major academic programs. He received his doctorate in mathematics from Cambridge University in England and his research, funded by the National Science Foundation, has been in pure mathematics.

Crouch has served as dean of the college of Engineering and Applied Science at Arizona State for the past six years and was the chair of the department for three years. He received his doctoral in applied sciences at Harvard University. His research lies in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Goodridge has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for three years with prior experience as dean of the College of Biological Sciences at Ohio State for five years. He was a research fellow for two years at the Department of Biological Chemistry at Harvard Medical School.

More information on the candidates is available on the Web at