Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, presidential candidate, is on campus today.

Carlos VargasAburto has served at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania as provost and vice president for academic and student affairs since 2011 and as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2006 to 2011. Previously, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University (OH) from 2003 to 2006, and at Kent State University in several capacities including director, program on electron beam technology from 2000 to 2003, associate dean for research from 2001 to 2003, interim assistant dean for research from 1998 to 2000, interim assistant dean from 1996 to 1998, as professor from 1996 to 2003, and associate/visiting associate professor from 1985 to 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the National University of Mexico, and a master’s degree in aerospace science, a master’s degree in physics, and a doctorate in physics and aerospace science from the University of Michigan. He will visit the MSUM campus on April 4.

The schedules for the three presidential candidates will be identical and include specific forums for faculty, administrators, staff, students and the general public. Candidates will make presentations at each forum and respond to audience questions. Note that all afternoon sessions are in Gaede stage.

  • 8 – 9 am Administrators Forum (Personnel Plan for Administrators) Owens 201
  • 10 – 11 am Staff Forum (AFSCME, MMA, MAPE, Commissioner’s Plan, and Managerial Plan) CMU 101
  • 11 am – 12 pm Student Forum CMU 101
  • 1 – 2 pm Public Forum Gaede Stage. Watch the live presidential forum. Due to technical issues, recordings of the presidential candidates’ public forums are not available for later playback.
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Faculty Forum (IFO) Gaede Stage
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Staff Forum (MSUAASF) Gaede Stage

Forum attendees will be asked to complete either a paper or an online evaluation. Online evaluations are encouraged. Please complete online evaluations at https://mnstate.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aggS2H3YQaNZep7. Online evaluations need to be completed by 10 a.m. Monday. Paper evaluations should be turned in to Human Resources by 4:15 p.m. today.

The evaluations will be sent directly to the Chancellor’s Office.

Full vitae are on the presidential search website.

The MnSCU Board of Trustees is expected to act on Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s recommendation of a final candidate at its April 23 meeting. The new president is expected to begin in July 2014.