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Last College Presidential Candidates to Interview Wednesday, Thursday

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The fifth and final candidate for the position of president of Plattsburgh State University of New York is scheduled for interviews with faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4. 

Dr. Elaine Maimon has served in the dual role of vice president at Arizona State University, a multi campus university with more than 57,000 students, and provost at Arizona State University West since 1996.
She started her academic career in 1971 as an assistant professor of English at Haverford College, (Pa.). She then went to Arcadia University in 1973 where she served as professor of English and director of composition program. She was later promoted to associate vice president for special projects.
In 1986, Maimon was appointed the associate dean of the college at Brown University and remained in that position until 1988 when she was named the dean of experimental programs and professor of English at Queens College (CUNY). She served in that capacity until 1996 when she went to Arizona State University.

Maimon holds her bachelor's, master's and doctoral (with distinction) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

An open forum for the general public, faculty, staff and alumni will be held from 4:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday in 201 Yokum Communications/Lecture Hall.

Students are also being encouraged to participate in the selection process. The open forum for Student Association leaders and the student body will be held on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in Room 205, Yokum Communications/ Lecture Hall.
The campus visit by Maimon will bring to close the interview process for the five candidates.

The first candidate, Dr. Leslie Wong, vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, N.D., interviewed on campus Nov. 13 - 14 while Dr. Robert Golden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Plattsburgh State, interviewed Nov. 17 - 18.

Dr. Richard J. Collings, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University met with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members Nov. 20 - 21.

Dr. John Ettling, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, N.D.), met with various groups on campus throughout two days of meetings on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 1 and 2.

The search committee is expected to meet Tuesday, Dec. 9 to determine the three candidates it will recommend to the College Council prior to the Council's meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Council will then submit its list of recommendations to SUNY Chancellor Robert King.

Following interviews by the chancellor's office, a nomination for a new president is expected to be submitted for final consideration by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

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