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Presidential Search Committee meets for the first time

» By Lauren Cottle
News Editor

The Presidential Search Committee met on Monday, Feb. 17, to discuss the process of selecting nominees for the next APSU president.

The purpose of the committee is advisory, which means the members will collectively pick three to five satisfactory candidates.

These names will then be sent to Chancellor John Morgan who will narrow down one name to send to the Tennessee Board of Regents.

TBR can either accept or deny the chosen candidate. If the board accepts the candidate, this person becomes the university president.

“I expect this new committee to do every bit as good a job as we did last time,” Robert Thomas, committee chair said. Thomas was on the search committee that nominated President Hall.

Since the search is confidential for applicants, a recent change, this meeting was the last open to the public.

Members of the committee are as follows:

Robert Thomas, Chair

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Nashville, Tenn.

John Farris

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Memphis, Tenn.

Darrell Freeman

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Nashville, Tenn.

Emily Reynolds

TBR BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN

Nashville, Tenn.

Chad Brooks

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Faculty Senate President

Associate Professor Biology

Elaine Berg

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Associate Professor, Library

Mercy Cannon

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Faculty Senate Vice President

John Blake

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Associate Professor, Engineering Technology

Mike Rainier

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

President, Student Government Association

Jessi Dillingham

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Vice President, Student Government Association

Brandon Harrison

ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE

National Alumni Association President

Ashland City, Tenn.

Marissa Chandler

SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Staff Senate President

Director of International Education

Carrie Harris

SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Administrative Assistant 3, Finance & Administration

Brian Johnson

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE

Interim Vice President for Strategic Planning and

Institutional Effectiveness

Ron Smithfield

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Consultant and Former Owner of Local Manufacturing Business

Clarksville, Tenn.

Dee Boaz

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

President’s Circle of Advisors

Clarksville, Tenn.

Evans Harvill

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alumnus and President’s Circle of Advisors

Clarksville, Tenn.

Maggie Kulback

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alumna and Campaign Committee

Clarksville, Tenn.

Keri V. McInnis

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alumna

Senior Vice President

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Nashville, Tenn.

Horace Murphy, Jr.

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

Board Member – Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools

Clarksville, Tenn.

Tom Perry

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alumnus

Senior Vice President and CFO

Delta Dental of Tennessee (Nashville)

Clarksville, Tenn.

Morgan said he expects the committee to find a number of candidates who are appropriate for the position by the end of the spring semester to fill Hall’s position for the fall semester.

“I think there is time, realistically, to have someone in the position,” Morgan said.

Thomas agreed with Morgan’s statement and said there is “no rush to fill the seat until we are satisfied.” TAS

About Lauren Cottle

Lauren Cottle is a senior English major and history minor at APSU. She is currently the Perspectives Editor at The All State. She is also involved in PELP, the Laurel Wreath Society and Phi Alpha Theta.

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