March 6, 2014: Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian, dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs, announces to the faculty that he will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.
April 8, 2014: Dr. Louis Corsino, faculty speaker, announces that President Troy Hammond has named Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, chairperson of the Dean of Faculty/Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee and that Witt/Kieffer has been hired to facilitate the search process.
April 18, 2014: Stephen Maynard Caliendo announces the composition of the Search Committee
May 19, 2014: Position specification is made public; search opens formally
June-September 2014: Candidates are recruited and screened
October 2014: Semifinalists are interviewed
November 2014: Finalists interview on campus
December 2014: Selection is announced
January 2015: New Dean is introduced to the campus community
Summer 2015: New Dean assumes position