We received an email from a Missouri School of Journalism professor over the weekend with the list of finalists to become the new associate dean of students, a.k.a. the new Brian Brooks.
Our tipster asked to remain anonymous for the usual reasons, and J-School Buzz decided to honor their request.
We had our own ideas about who might end up on the short list for this job, but sadly, none of them made the cut. The process to find the new associate dean began more than a month ago, but should wrap up by the end of the semester.
Drum roll, please! Here are the finalists to become the associate dean of students in Mizzou’s journalism school:
Disclosure: It’s all thanks to Kraxberger and McKean that J-School Buzz even exists, since they were the professors who greenlighted this very web log as a convergence capstone project last year.
Each candidate nominated him or herself for the associate dean job, the beginning of a lengthy process that involves “several interviews including one with the J-School’s policy committee,” according to our tipster.
Although the position is associate dean of students, it does not seem that journalism students will have much impact on who will become the new associate dean. Thus our plan to start a write-in campaign to make Stephen Colbert the new associate dean has been thwarted.
But in all seriousness, this whole issue makes us ask one important question: What’s going to happen to Fake Brian Brooks when the real one is gone?
If any other professors in the Missouri School of Journalism have any more information about the nomination process, send us an email: Tips@JSchoolBuzz.com.