UACC narrows director search to five candidates

UACC narrows director search to five candidates

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has completed the initial steps of its search for a new director, identifying five candidates for campus visits and in-depth interviews.

Search committee chair and Cancer Center member Serrine Lau, PhD, a UA professor of pharmacology and toxicology and pharmaceutical sciences and director of the UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, stressed that the search is still “very open” and that the committee is still accepting applications, but that the five individuals on the “short list” are outstanding, highly qualified candidates.

The 13-member committee, which includes six UACC members, sifted through more than 100 nominations on Aug. 1, with help from the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. Thirty-five candidates completed applications. Out of that pool, the search committee selected 12 candidates for “airport interviews,” each of which lasted for roughly 75 minutes.

Dr. Lau said she hopes to conclude these interviews by the middle of October.

Read more at the UA Cancer Center's blog, Act Against Cancer.

-Aug. 29, 2012