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Presidential applicant list cut

December 4, 2000

The 17-member committee responsible for assisting with the process of selecting Austin Peay's next president culled 26 candidates from its list last week, reducing the number to 16.

“There was much more consensus...than I thought there would be,” said Jim Diehr, Faculty Senate president in a Nov. 28 issue of “The Leaf Chronicle.”

Interim President Dr. Sherry Hoppe remains on the list, along with the following:

*Thomas F. Armstrong, provost, senior vice president and history professor, Texas Wesleyan University
*Donald Bates, dean, School of Management, California State University, Dominguez Hills
*Beverley Byers-Pevitts, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Texas Woman's University
*Barry M. Dorsey, president, University of Rio Grande-Ohio
*William Graves III, dean and professor of counselor education and educational psychology, Mississippi State University
*Robert E. Houston, vice president for academic affairs, Henderson State University
*John P. Johnson, vice president for academic affairs, Texas A & M University-Texarkana
*William H. Lopes, senior vice president for academic affairs, Westfield State College
*Ronald D. McNeil, dean of the School of Business and professor of management, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
*Fred Maryanski, vice chancellor for academic administration and interim chancellor, University of Connecticut
*Annie W. Neal, associate dean for administration at School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College
Gordon L. Patzer, dean, College of Business and Public Administration, California State University
*Melvin C. Terrell, vice president for student affairs, Northeastern Illinois University
*Charles D. Whitlock, vice president for administration, Eastern Kentucky University
*Suzanne Williams, vice president for academic affairs, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Members of the search committee will begin calling candidates individually in the coming weeks to give them an opportunity to provide in-depth responses to questions. The committee will meet again at noon, Dec. 12.