GSAS Dean Finalist for Position at Virginia

Gill Considering VP Job at UVA

The dean of student affairs for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences appears to be a finalist for the job of vice president for student affairs at the University of Virginia.

The dean, Margot N. Gill, is reportedly on a short list of four candidates for the post. The Cavalier, Virginia's campus newspaper, will report that Gill is a candidate in today's editions.

Louise M. Dudley, the director of University relations at Virginia, said yesterday that candidates were interviewed yesterday on the Charlottesville campus.

A secretary in Gill's office at Harvard said yesterday that her boss was "in Virginia."

Dudley would not confirm or deny that Gill was a finalist for the job.

"I don't know if she is one of the finalists," Dudley said.

"We are down to a short list of four candidates, and we are in the interview stage," he said.

Gill has not had a high campus profile at Harvard.

But she was in the news last month when several graduate students in the archaeology wing of the Anthropology Department said they did not trust her office to handle sexual harassment complaints.

Gill would not comment on the matter.

If she gets the job, Gill would be one of seven vice presidents at the University of Virginia.

The post has board powers.

At Virginia, Gill would oversee career planning, financial aid, residential life and the student health center, according to Dudley.

Gill would report to University of Virginia President John P. Casteen III