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APSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named, Meeting Scheduled

APSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; 

First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled Feb. 17 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2014) — The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Austin Peay State University have been selected and will meet for the first time on Feb. 17 following a public forum on the APSU campus about the search process.

The advisory committee will meet at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, on the APSU campus in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the criteria and search process for the new president from 11 a.m. – noon, also in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Both the forum and the committee’s first meeting are open to the public and the media.

The search committee’s charge is to identify three to five finalists for the position of president who will visit the campus for interviews. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will then consult with members of the committee and make a final selection for submission to the TBR for approval.

APSU President Tim Hall announced his plans to leave the campus in May to assume the leadership role at Mercy College in New York.

The committee will work with executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to help identify a broad range of highly qualified candidates from around the country. One of the committee’s first tasks at the meeting will be to decide on the schedule and process for identifying the finalists. Initial screenings of applicants is expected to begin in March.

The committee members are as follows:

Mr. Robert P. (Bob) Thomas, Chair 

TBR Board Member

Nashville, TN 

 

Mr. John Farris 

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Memphis, TN 

 

Mr. Darrell Freeman 

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Nashville, TN

 

Ms. Emily Reynolds 

TBR BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN

Nashville, TN   

 

Dr. Chad Brooks 

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Faculty Senate President

Associate Professor Biology

 

Ms. Elaine Berg 

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Associate Professor, Library

 

Dr. Mercy Cannon 

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Faculty Senate Vice President

 

Dr. John Blake 

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Associate Professor, Engineering Technology

 

Mr. Mike Rainier 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

President, Student Government Association

 

Ms. Jessi Dillingham 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Vice President, Student Government Association

 

Mr. Brandon Harrison 

ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE

National Alumni Association President

Ashland City, TN 

 

Dr. Marissa Chandler 

SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Staff Senate President

Director of International Education

 

Ms. Carrie Harris 

SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Administrative Assistant 3, Finance & Administration

 

Dr. Brian Johnson 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE

Interim Vice President for Strategic Planning and

Institutional Effectiveness

 

Mr. Ron Smithfield 

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Consultant and Former Owner of Local Manufacturing Business

Clarksville, TN 

  

Ms. Dee Boaz 

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

President’s Circle of Advisors

Clarksville, TN 

  

Mr. Evans Harvill 

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alum and President’s Circle of Advisors

Clarksville, TN 

 

Ms.  Maggie Kulback 

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alum and Campaign Committee

Clarksville, TN

 

Ms. Keri V. McInnis 

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alum

Senior Vice President

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Nashville, TN 

 

Mr. Horace Murphy, Jr. 

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

Board Member - Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools

Clarksville, TN 

 

Mr. Tom Perry 

COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE

APSU Alum

Senior Vice President and CFO

Delta Dental of Tennessee (Nashville)

Clarksville, TN 

 

The Tennessee Board of Regents is among the nation’s largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities (including Austin Peay), 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs across the state to more than 200,000 students.

 

 

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.