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Four candidates for Provost/VPAA chosen

 The Search and Screening Committee is currently looking for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and have selected four candidates to appear on campus for interviews on Nov. 9-19.
 
More than 50 applications were received for the position.   Initially, the 18-member committee interviewed all of the candidates in Atlanta during the second weekend in October.

From the 10 semi-finalists they selected during this process, the committee chose the remaining four candidates who they believed were the most eligible for the job. 

 Dr. Roger McNeil, currently Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at California State University Stanislaus, will be interviewed on Nov. 9 and 10. He was also Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University from 2003-2007. McNeil has written over 280 publications and has taken part in several research projects all over the globe. 

 Dr. Peg Gray-Vickrey will have her on-campus interview on Nov. 11 and 12. Gray-Vickrey is the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Office of Curriculum and

Instruction at the Florida Gulf Coast University.   Other held positions have been Interim Director for the School of Nursing, Interim Dean for the College of Health Professions and

Faculty Senate President for three years. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Alzheimer’s Care Today, a globally well-known journal.

 On Nov. 16 and 17, Dr. Bahman Ghorashi, Dean of the College of Engineering at Cleveland State University, will be interviewed at VSU. Ghorashi has spent 32 years in the academic world, fulfilling several worthy titles. In addition, he planned the construction of Fenn Academy, a group which is comprised of CSU’s College of Engineering, 34 high schools, 10 companies and 14 satellite offices.
 
Dr. Phil Gunter will be interviewed on Nov. 18 and 19, concluding the interviewing process. Gunter is presently the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at VSU. He has held such titles as Head of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at VSU, Assistant Scientist for the Kansas University

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