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Community invited to receptions with finalists for APSU president


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The four candidates vying to become the next president of Austin Peay State University will arrive on campus in the next few weeks for a series of meetings, interviews, tours and forums. During these visits, community members are invited to attend special receptions to meet with these individuals.

The receptions will be from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Pace Alumni Center. The dates for each event are:

• Monday, April 28, with Brad Cook, provost and executive vice president and professor of history at Southern Utah University;

• Tuesday, April 29, with Jerry Gilbert, provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University;

• Wednesday, April 30, with Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System and Division of Florida Colleges; and

• Monday, May 5, with Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler.

The finalists were screened and selected by the committee from 79 applicants around the country. The committee worked with executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to identify a broad range of highly qualified candidates. Twelve were invited to meet and interview with the committee. The finalists were selected from that group. The finalists' resumes are available on the presidential search website at

For more information on the receptions, contact the APSU President’s Office at 931-221-7571.