Presidential Search Committee Needs Extra Week for Summary
PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The chair of the presidential search committee at Plattsburgh State University of New York says it will take another week before the committee will submit its report to the Plattsburgh State College Council.
Robert Garrow, chair of the search committee and the College Council, said committee members want an additional week to review evaluation forms and collect additional information before the committee finalizes its report on the strengths and weaknesses of the five candidates.
The search committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Dec. 9 to discuss the candidates. It was originally planned to provide the College Council with a report in time for the council's meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11.
Garrow said, "Committee members want additional time to review the submitted evaluation forms from those individuals who met the candidates, assess their notes and collect a few additional pieces of information before they finalized the report to the council.
"We have five outstanding candidates. Because the selection of a new president is such a very serious and important decision for Plattsburgh State, I would rather we take the extra week and not rush it just to meet the council's December meeting."
Garrow said the search committee will hold an additional meeting on Monday, Dec. 15 to finalize the report. The College Council will then meet in special session on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Harry P. Mowry Conference Room, Redcay Hall to review the search committee's report in executive session.
The council is also expected to decide the three finalists it will recommend to SUNY Chancellor Robert King for his consideration as president of Plattsburgh State.
The three finalists will be among the five candidates who visited Plattsburgh during November and early December.
They were: Dr. Leslie Wong, the vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D.; Dr. Robert E. Golden, provost/vice president for academic affairs, Plattsburgh State University of New York; Dr. Richard J. Collings, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, N.C.); Dr. John Ettling, provost/vice president for academic affairs, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, N.D.); and Dr. Elaine Maimon, provost and chief campus executive officer at Arizona State University West and vice president at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Ariz.
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