Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Selected from a pool of more than 330 nominations, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee is charged to assist the search committee by gathering campus perspectives on key topics, among them:

  • key challenges and opportunities Case Western Reserve faces; 
  • experiences and qualities our next leader should possess; and 
  • aspirations for the university in the coming years.

The advisory committee is holding a series of listening sessions across the campus and also conducting surveys of faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

The group will present its findings in a report to the search committee April 14 (this date has been extended from March 31); the report will be published on this website as well.


Bolu Ajiboye, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case School of Engineering

Amy Backus, PhD

Director of Athletics

Chair, Department of Physical Education

Elizabeth Bolman, PhD

Co-Chair of Advisory Committee

Elise B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts

Professor of Art History

Chair, Department of Art History and Art, College of Arts and Sciences

Mike Dolsak

Vice President for Health Sciences Development

Thalia Dorwick, PhD

Emerita Trustee

Editor-in-Chief (retired), Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages, McGraw Hill Higher Education

Marin Exler

Undergraduate Student

President, Undergraduate Student Government

Agata Exner, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine

Jenny Hawkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management

Ronald L. Hickman Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Associate Dean for Research, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM, SJD

Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law

Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center, School of Law

Catherine Jayapandian

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case School of Engineering

James W. Kazura, MD

Distinguished University Professor

Adel A. Mahmoud Professorship in Global Health and Vaccinology, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine

Director, Center for Global Health & Diseases, School of Medicine

Joseph Keithley

Emeritus Trustee,

Former Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Keithley Instruments Inc.

Anant Madabhushi, PhD

Co-Chair of Advisory Committee

F. Alex Nason Professor II, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Director, Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostic, Case School of Engineering

Gina Maldonado-Powers

Co-Vice Chair of Advisory Committee

Assistant Director of Student Advancement, Student Success Initiative

Ashley Mulryan

Law Student

President of the Graduate Student Council

Pushpa Pandiyan, PhD

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, School of Dental Medicine

Dominic Parisi

Co-Vice Chair of Advisory Committee

Assistant Director of Employment, Department of Human Resources

Dana Prince, PhD

Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

David J. Rothenberg, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

Krystina Schmidt

Executive Director of Student Financial Services

Nsisong Udosen 

Undergraduate Student

Executive President, Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative

Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN

Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Vice Chair of Faculty Senate