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Second College Presidential Candidate to Interview Nov. 17-18

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The second of five candidates 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 on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18.

Dr Robert Golden provost and vice president for academic affairs at Plattsburgh State, will meet with various groups on campus throughout the two days of meetings. He will also answer questions at an open forum on Monday (Nov. 17) from 4:15 to 6 p.m. in the Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall. This forum is open to the general public, faculty, staff and alumni.
Students are also being encouraged to participate in the selection process. An open forum for Student Association leaders and the student body is planned for Monday beginning at 8 p.m. in Room 201, Yokum Communications/Lecture Hall.
Golden was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Plattsburgh State in spring 2002. He came to Plattsburgh State from  Keene State College (N.H.) where he had served as vice president of academic affairs from 1995 to 2002.

Prior to joining Keene State, Dr. Golden served as a dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shippensburg University (1989-1995). He also held several positions during his tenure at Rochester Institute of Technology (1971-1989) including professor and chair of the Language, Literature and Communication Division; project director, Personal Computer Task Force; director, Kern Program on "The Moving Image"; and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Michigan and his master's and doctoral degrees in English and American literature from the University of Rochester.

Golden's campus interview will be followed by three other individuals who will also come to campus during November and early December.

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 the name of the last candidate to interview Dec. 3 and 4 is being withheld until later this month, the two other individuals are:

  • Richard J. Collings, Ph.D.
    Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, N.C.)
    Thursday - Friday, Nov. 20 - 21

  • John Ettling, Ph.D.
    Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, N.D.)
    Monday - Tuesday, Dec. 1 - 2

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