Two Wright State administrators apply for jobs at other colleges

Two Wright State University administrators have applied to work at other colleges, adding to the list of WSU leaders who are known to be looking for new jobs.

Gary Dickstein, WSU vice president of student affairs, applied for the position of vice provost and dean of students at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan near Grand Rapids. He visited the school earlier this month and presented on ideas for student success, according to GVSU.

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Dickstein said via email today that he is no longer a candidate for the job at Grand Valley State.

Grand Valley State is an NCAA Division II school and has just over 25,000 students, according to the school’s website.

Matthew Boaz, Wright State’s chief diversity officer, has applied for a job at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Boaz applied for the position of “chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president” of UF.

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He visited UF for a faculty and staff forum and a student forum on April 9 and April 10, according to the school’s website. The University of Florida is considerably larger than Wright State, with more than 50,000 students enrolled, according to the school.

Boaz was named Wright State’s chief diversity officer just over a year ago on March 1, 2017. Boaz declined to comment for this story.

Two other top Wright State administrators have been known to be looking for other jobs in the last year.

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Steven Berberich, WSU associate provost for faculty and staff affairs, also has been named a finalist for a job at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as of last April. Berberich is still at Wright State.

WSU provost Tom Sudkamp was also reported to have applied for a chancellor job at Arkansas State University last year. He has since announced that he plans to step down from the role of Wright State provost in June.


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