Assoc. News Editor
Familiar face and provost at Millersville University, Dr. Vilas Prabhu, was announced as the sixth and final possible candidate to succeed Dr. Francine G. McNairy in the presidential search.
Prabhu completed his oncampus visit from November 4-6, which was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy. The two sessions for campus open forum were held at 3 p.m. on November 5 in McComsey Hall, Ford Atrium and 10:30 a.m. on November 6 in Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall.
Prabhu has been with the University since 2004 and his primary duties as provost and vice president for academic affairs include providing overall leadership for the University’s planning process and academic
policies; overseeing of academic budget, faculty promotion and tenure; serving as the ex-officio on several university standing committees; providing supervision to three deans, among additional duties.
Previous positions include serving as associate provost for academic and student affairs and research administration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University; dean, school of arts and sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University; chair and professor of the department of pharmaceutical sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and various positions as professor of pharmacy.
He is involved in several professional service activities, which can be found on his vitae at http://www.millersville.edu/presidentialsearch/files/VilasPrabhuVitae.pdf. Additionally, he holds numerous positions at the University on boards, committees and councils.
Prabhu holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, University of Bombay; master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry, Idaho State University; Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of business administration in management/finance, Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
For more information on the presidential search, visit http://www.millersville.edu/presidentialsearch/index.php.