Four named finalists for Humphrey School dean position

The new dean will be chosen by the end of the spring and will take over in the fall.

Kyle Potter

The University of Minnesota announced the four finalists to take over as dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Thursday.

All four candidates will visit the Humphrey School for two days in late March and early April to âÄúengage in an extensive process of meeting all members of the Humphrey community and to make a public presentation,âÄù University of Minnesota Provost Thomas Sullivan said in a statement.

The new dean will be chosen by the end of the semester and will begin work in the fall.

Here is a list of the four finalists:

-Rosemary Avery, professor and chair of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University

-Greg Lindsey, professor at the Humphrey School

-Edward Luck, assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

-Eric Schwartz, assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the U.S. Department of State

Former Dean J. Brian Atwood left Humphrey in January to join a think tank in Paris. Lindsey, one of the four finalists, was named interim dean in November until a permanent appointment is made.