Gillette to interview Wednesday and Thursday
The third and final scheduled candidate to interview and present to the LCSC campus for the LCSC president's post will take place this week.
Lynn Gillette, provost at Sieera Nevada, and his wife Erika will visit LC-Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday and then be on the Lewiston campus Thursday. His complete itinerary is on the web site www.lcsc.edu/presidential search
Gillette was appointed as provost at Sierra Nevada in May 2008, after serving as chair of the Business department since August 2007.
Gillette has served 15 years in higher education administration, most including his role as Vice President for Business, Administration and Compliance, and Professor of Business, at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.
Among his many administrative roles, Gillette has served as a dean of a College of Business, as an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as a Vice President responsible for institutional effectiveness and compliance with regional accreditation (he's served on 10 SACS visiting teams - the Commission on Colleges' Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
Gillette has worked extensively with faculty at a variety of academic institutions in curriculum and program development, student and faculty recruitment, and faculty development.
He also leads in the areas of institutional assessment and effectiveness, taking Spalding University from having virtually no assessment to its present position wherein assessment is now present in each academic program and each administrative unit.
Gillette received his doctoral in economics at Texas A&M University and completed the management development program at Harvard University. He has published extensively in his field, as well as having authored numerous book and journal reviews. He has held faculty positions at Southern Methodist University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M. At Southern Methodist, he received a university-wide outstanding teaching award, and at the University of Texas, he ranked in the 98th percentile of all faculty members on a graduating senior exit survey regarding the professor who had the most influence on students’ intellectual development.
He is an enthusiastic proponent of study abroad and has traveled to France, Bulgaria, and Turkey to establish study-abroad programs, and has taken undergraduate and graduate students abroad to areas as far-flung as London, Santiago, Edinburgh, Mexico City, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.