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APSU Board of Trustees to name next University president during special Dec. 21 meeting


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – At 1 p.m. on Dec. 21, the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees will host a special called meeting to select the University’s 11th president. On Dec. 4, the University’s presidential search committee announced the three finalists for the University presidency – Dr. Michael Licari, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Indiana State University; Dr. Jaime Taylor, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Marshall University; and Dannelle Whiteside, interim president of Austin Peay who previously served as the University’s vice president for legal affairs.

The three candidates visited campus last week for a wide range of interviews with students, faculty, staff, University leadership and members of the Austin Peay community.        

“This week the Presidential Search Committee will meet to discuss the finalists and will review the community’s feedback on the finalists,” Mike O’Malley, chair of the search committee and chair of APSU’s Board of Trustees, said. “The Search Committee will also develop its report for the Board of Trustees.”

The Dec. 21 virtual meeting will be livestreamed at https://apsu.zoom.us/j/84984387346

Dr. Alisa White, the University’s 10th president, left Austin Peay in August to assume the presidency of Sam Houston State University in Texas. The University quickly appointed a 23-member Presidential Search Committee, and it partnered with Storbeck Search & Associates, a nationally recognized search firm serving higher education, to conduct a national search for Austin Peay’s next president.

For information on the board or the presidential search, visit https://www.apsu.edu/president/board-of-trustees/.

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