Posted: December 1, 2000
Contact: Doug Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-201-1426
Three finalists for the position of chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities were announced today by the Search Advisory Committee. The committee, chaired by Vance Opperman, has forwarded the finalists' names to the Board of Trustees. The Board will interview the finalists on Monday and Tuesday.
The finalists are Owen Cargol, president of the University of Maine at Augusta; James McCormick, chancellor of the State System of Higher Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and William Sederburg, president of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.
|Current position:||President 1996-present
University of Maine at Augusta
|Previous position:||President, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Highline College, Seattle, Wash.
Dean, Louisiana State University and North Idaho College
|Credentials:||D.Ed.||Pennsylvania State University
Higher Education Administration
|M.Ed.||Oregon State University
Adult & Higher Education Administration
|B.S.||Oregon State University
|B.S.||Louisiana State University
|Current position:||Chancellor, State System of Higher Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1983-present|
|Previous position:||President, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Vice President for Administration and Finance, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
|Credentials:||Ed.D.||University of Pittsburgh
|M.Ed.||University of Pittsburgh
|B.S.||Indiana University of Pennsylvania
History and Political Science
|Current position:||President, Ferris State University 1994-present|
|Previous position:||Vice President for Public Policy, Public Opinion Research Institute
Michigan State Senator
President, Survey Research Company
|Credentials:||Ph.D.||Michigan State University
Political Science, Public Administration
|M.A.||Michigan State University
|B.A.||Mankato State University
Education and Political Science
The 16-member search committee, made up of students, faculty, presidents, trustees and representatives of various constituency groups, began its work in June and has spent over 40 hours on the selection process. The committee reviewed all applications, narrowed the field of applicants, interviewed 10 candidates and selected the finalists based on the position description developed by the Board of Trustees.
On Monday, the Board of Trustees will meet in International Hall, 4th floor World Trade Center, at 8 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. the Board will meet in small groups to interview the candidates. At noon, MnSAT will be broadcasting live interviews with each candidate to all 53 campuses in the MnSCU system. Beginning again at 2 p.m., small group interviews will continue throughout the afternoon.
On Tuesday, the full Board will interview candidates, one by one, in International Hall from 8 a.m. to noon. The Board will meet at 2 p.m. for the purpose of selecting a chancellor. A complete schedule of the times and locations of all of the sessions will be available at the 5th floor reception desk of the World Trade Center. All of the board meetings are open to the public.
Minnesota's 31 state community and technical colleges, and universities serve more than 430,000 students across the state.