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FSU president search draws 17 so far



The initial list of candidates to replace longtime FSU president T.K. Wetherell is in, and the 17 people range from a middle school teacher to a few high-ranking professors and college deans at FSU. The earch committee is slated to start looking at the candidates' files Tuesday, with the aim of conducting interviews next week and sending recommended finalists to FSU trustees by Dec. 4.

The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 1 -- and Florida open records laws mean a few strong candidates are likely to file right before the cutoff. That way their universities don't know too soon that they're looking elsewhere.

Here's the list:

  • Don Weidner, Dean of Law Florida State University
  • Allen Ross,Chair of Public Health, Griffith University
  • Thomas Hanley, Professor of Chemical Engineering/ Former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Auburn University
  • Norman Thagard, Associate Dean for College Relations and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Florida State University
  • Kevin Bedell, Vice Provost for Research and John H. Rourke Professor of Physic, Boston College
  • Caryn Dean Beck-Dudley, College of Business, Florida State University
  • Peter Rabideau, Provost/Academic Vice President, Mississippi State University
  • William Durgin, University Executive For Research and External Support, California Polytechnic State University
  • Lawrence Dean McCrank, Dean, Library & Information / Learning & Instruction Services, Chicago State University
  • Bart Lerner, Campus President Argosy University, Phoenix
    Valentine James, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Robbins, Director, Stanford University Cardiovascular Institute and
    Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stephen Cutler, Chair & Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Director of the National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), University of Mississippi
  • M.T. Attaf, former Lecturer and part-time professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Sarit Levy, Faculty, Management Information Systems, Northwood University
  • Chris Silwa, Former Associate Professor of Spanish, Fayetteville State University
  • Carol Bennett, Teacher, Cass Middle School

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:06pm]


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