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So far, 18 vying to become next ETSU president

September 14th, 2011 10:35 pm by Rex Barber

Resumes from candidates seeking to be the ninth president of East Tennessee State University are being submited.
The Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing body for ETSU, provided a list of 18 candidates who have applied thus far to succeed Dr. Paul Stanton Jr., the school’s current president who plans to retire next year.
The list includes both men and women from around the United States, most of whom are currently employed in the academic field.
The candidates listed below appear in the order they do on the TBR list emailed to the Johnson City Press:

William Anderson, principal (special assignment), Columbus City Schools

Zelphia Brown, online associate campus dean; online full-time faculty; regional academic dean; campus dean, Strayer University

David Fluharty, technology/field integrator, LMU Inc.

Robert Frank, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Kent State University

Steve Goodman, vice president for research and dean, College of Graduate Studies, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Laurie Hillstock, associate vice president for curriculum and instruction, Southern Wesleyan University

Jack C. Maynard, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Indiana State University

Frank Mink, vice president/director of corporate human health services, Cardno Health-Entrix

Gary Olson, professor and former provost and vice president for academic affairs, Idaho State University

Simon Priest, former senior vice president of academics, Virginia College

Ashok Roy, assistant vice president for finance/CFO, Kennesaw State University

Scott Scarborough, senior vice president and executive director, The University of Toledo Medical Center

Cheryl Scheid, vice chancellor for academic, faculty and student affairs, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Steven Siconolfi, former dean, school of health sciences and human performance, Ithaca College

Jon Sprague, dean, Ohio Northern University

Charles Vehse, dean, Lincoln College, West Virginia University

Albert Wiley, director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site and WHO Collaborating Center at Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Kichoon Yang, executive director, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

When the ETSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee, comprised of student, faculty, staff and community representatives, held its first meeting at Millennium Centre Aug. 22, TBR Chancellor John Morgan said he knew of no applicants who had applied for the ETSU presidency at that time, though the firm hired to conduct a search for suitable candidates said discussions with potential candidates had occurred. The search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is collecting applications.
The position has been posted since the middle of June. Advertisements for the position have appeared on the websites of the industry publications Chronicle of Higher Education and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. These publications also ran ads in their print editions. The industry employment website HigherEdJobs.com also posted the job.
Current ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. plans to retire in January after 15 years on the job.
The next scheduled meeting of the Search Advisory Committee is Oct. 17. At this meeting the committee will see dossiers on everyone who has declared candidacy for the presidency. Meetings are scheduled for Oct. 19 and 20, where a pool of anywhere from eight to 18 candidates will be interviewed for president.
Finalist interviews of probably between three and five candidates will then be conducted Oct. 24–28. Acting on Search Advisory Committee input, Chancellor Morgan will then suggest a candidate to the full Board of Regents which will either accept or reject that person.
Anyone can submit a name for a potential candidate to the search firm.

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