News Release

LC State announces finalists for provost/VP for Academic Affairs

LEWISTON, Idaho – After conducting a national search, Lewis-Clark State College has invited four finalists to campus in March to interview for the position of provost/vice president for Academic Affairs. Campus visits will include meetings with administrators, students, faculty and staff, and a campus presentation and open forum.

Fredrick M. Chilson, interim vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate Studies at LC State, will visit Thursday and Friday, March 3-4. Michelle Kiec, interim vice provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and dean of Graduates Studies at Kutztown University, will visit March 14-15. Dirk Schlingmann, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina Upstate, will visit March 17-18. Quincy A. Rose-Sewell, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at Baltimore City Community College, will visit March 22-23.

Chilson

Chilson has been in his current role at LC State since July of 2021. He was the college’s dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies from 2018-2021. Prior to this, he was a professor, department chair, and division chair at the University of Montana Western (2008-2018). He earned his bachelor’s in corporate training and master’s in education at Idaho State University, and his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from New Mexico State University.

Michelle Kiec

Kiec has served in her current role since 2021, previously serving as dean (2017-2021) and associate dean (2012-2017) of Kutztown’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Prior to this she served as coordinator of assessment and accreditation in the School of Arts and Sciences (2011-2012) and chair of the Department of Music (2007-2011) at the University of Mary. She earned bachelor’s degrees in German and music performance from the University of Buffalo, and a master’s and doctorate in clarinet from Johns Hopkins University.

Dirk Schlingmann

Schlingmann served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina Upstate from 2010-2018. Prior to this, he was the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2004-2010) at Eastern Kentucky University, and the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (2000-2003) at Bethany College. He earned a diploma in mathematics from the University of Bonn, Germany, a master’s in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a doctorate in mathematics from the Free University of Berlin.

Quincy A. Rose-Sewell

Rose-Sewell has served in her current role since 2021. Prior to this, she was dean of the College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University (2017-2021), an associate professor and department head of curriculum and instruction at Grambling State University (2015-2017), and held a number of positions at Tusculum College from 2013-2015, including director of teacher education. She earned a bachelor’s in primary education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Delaware State University, and a doctorate in innovation and leadership from Wilmington University.

More information about the finalists and their visits to campus is available at www.lcsc.edu/position-search.