The University of South Alabama has announced the availability of videos of the public forums of the three finalists for the University’s presidency. The forums took place on Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 28:
Each finalist met with leaders of University constituent groups as well as participated in an open public forum. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters, and the public were invited to the forums, which were held on the USA campus.
- Dr. Sheri Noren Everts, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Illinois State University, Sept. 26 forum video
- Dr. Jerome A. Gilbert, Provost and Executive Vice President, Mississippi State University, Sept. 19 forum video
- Dr. Arthur J. Ross III, Dean, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Oct. 28 forum video
USA’s Board of Trustees earlier announced the finalists for the position who have emerged from the recent search process involving a special board-appointed search committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters of the University. More than 130 nominees and applicants from across the nation were identified during the search.
“The Board of Trustees is gratified that the search committee representing the entire University family – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community – has identified a slate of candidates with stellar credentials, and we are optimistic that we will be able to select a capable and qualified leader to continue the University’s positive momentum,” said Dr. Steve Furr, chairman of the USA Board of Trustees.
Information about the search process and candidates is available from the USA Presidential Search page, www.southalabama.edu/trustees/presidentialsearch/ and the USA home page, www.southalabama.edu.
USA’s new president will succeed the late Gordon Moulton, who retired July 1 after 15 years as president. Dr. John W. Smith has served as acting president.