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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Butler University

Arachnologist and Professor
Butler University

Butler University

Proceedings Editor
Indiana Academy of Science

Vice President and Provost
University of Dallas

Executive Vice President and Provost
University of Dallas



Search Committee Chair
Indiana Academy of Science



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, James William "Bill" Berry, 58, is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Butler University, a liberal arts and sciences based private university in Indianapolis with an enrollment of about 4,300 students.Berry will visit the Turlock campus March 9 and the university's Stockton campus March 10.

Berry said most of his professional career has been at public institutions.He said he'd like to lead a diverse campus like Stanislaus, which is involved in the community.At Butler, he said, the goal has been to increase diversity and involvement in the city of Indianapolis.
"All of that is interesting and exciting to me," he said.
California is also appealing, he said.
"A lot of things happen in the United States that happen in California 10 years earlier.That's exciting."
Berry said he helped Butler earn its re-accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, increase diversity of the university's faculty, and increase the number of women in administrative positions.
He said he also helped turn a budget deficit into a surplus for the past three years, and he's in the late stages of developing a new core curriculum.Berry said he also has been instrumental in bringing technology to the campus, such as ensuring that all classrooms at Butler are equipped to handle computers.
Shirvani, himself a first-generation college student from Persia, said he'd like to work at a campus like Stanislaus that serves so many first-generation students.
"I think Stanislaus has enormous potential for growth and development," he said."I think I can make a significant contribution."
As provost the past five years, Shirvani said he helped take Chapman to "another level," helping to develop a plan for the intellectual direction of the campus, and a revised general education program.He also said he increased faculty salaries 4 percent per year for the past five years.
Shirvani said he has spent most of his career at public institutions.
"I'd like to come back," he said.

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EDITORIAL BOARD: James W. Berry, Butler Univ.; Rogério Bertani, Instituto Butantan, Brasil; Jason A. Dunlop, Mus. für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany; G. B. Edwards, Florida Dept. Agric.; Richard Gallon, Llandudno, Wales; Brent E. Hendrixson, East Carolina Univ.; Larry Hribar, Vero Beach, Florida; Robert R. Jackson, Univ. Canterbury, New Zealand; Kari J. McWest, Canyon, Texas; Fernando Pérez-Miles, Facultad de Ciencias, Uruguay; Fred Punzo, Univ. Tampa; Eduardo N. Ramires, Cu-ritiba, Brasil; Robert J. Raven, Queensland Museum, Australia; Louis Sorkin, American Museum of Natural History; Scott A. Stockwell, Smithsonian Institution; George W. Uetz, Univ. Cincinnati.

Dr. James W. Berry is an arachnologist and professor at Butler University in Indiana.

James Berry, provost at ...

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James Berry, provost at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Indiana Academy of Sciences: Editorial Board,

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James W. Berry (Proceedings Editor)

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All application material should be provided electronically to the attention of Dr. James W. Berry, Search Committee Chair, via Amanda Boyers at aboyers@franklincollege.edu.

Questions can be directed to Dr. James Berry at 317-940-9344.
Dr. James W. Berry Search Committee Chair Indiana Academy of Science
Phone: 317-940-9344

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