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MUW president: Top choice expected to be tapped today

 

Carmen K. Sisson

 

 

Today, the name of Mississippi University for Women's possible next president is expected to be revealed, as the college enters the homestretch of a months-long, 20-step process. 

 

The College Board is conducting second-round interviews with two candidates this morning in Jackson, and the final, preferred candidate -- if one is chosen -- will be announced via telecast today at 4:30 p.m. 

 

The announcement will be broadcast live on the College Board's website at mississippi.edu/ihl. 

 

Locally, students, faculty and other stakeholders will gather at 4:30 p.m. today at MUW's Nissan Auditorium to watch the proceedings on a television linked to the College Board's website. 

 

Information in the printed edition of Wednesday's Dispatch incorrectly stated that the preferred candidate would not be named until next week, which was the College Board's original plan, but the timeline was abruptly accelerated by the board Tuesday afternoon to give everyone as much time as possible to research the candidate before he or she tours the campus Nov. 30. 

 

During the day-long campus tour, various groups will have the opportunity to meet the candidate and ask questions during moderated forums which will be similar in format to the Campus Listening Sessions, which took place in August.  

 

The College Board hopes to name a new president by the new year. 

 

The position has been filled by Interim President Allegra Brigham since May, following the retirement of then-President Claudia Limbert. Limbert had held the position since April 2002.

 

Carmen K. Sisson is the former news editor at The Dispatch.

 

 

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