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Presidential Search

Presidential Search Update: SRU’s presidential candidate visits conclude

Feb. 16, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Presidential Search Committee concluded onsite visits Feb. 16 with five candidates that are vying to become the next president of the University.

Throughout the week each candidate visited campus for public interviews with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members.

Candidates invited for campus interviews included:

-Daniel Wubah, senior adviser to the president, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. Wubah was interviewed Feb. 11-12.

-Matthew Liao-Troth, senior vice president and provost/vice president of academic affairs, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Liao-Troth was interviewed Feb. 12-13.

-William Behre, provost, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey. Behre was interviewed Feb. 13-14.

-James Strong, professor of marketing, College of Business, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. Strong was interviewed Feb. 14-15.

-Rodney Hanley, provost and vice president of academic affairs, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. Hanley was interviewed Feb. 15-16.

People were provided with a 24-hour window following each interview to provide feedback to the Search Committee via an electronic survey managed by the search firm, AGB Search.

The Search Committee will meet Feb. 19 for the purpose of selecting two candidates to recommend to SRU's council of trustees. The COT has scheduled a special meeting Feb. 23 to review the recommendations. If approved by the COT, those names will then be forwarded to Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board of governors, who will interview the candidates and select the next president. The COT meeting is open to the public.