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University Narrows List to Eight
The Huntsville Item
A Sam Houston State University committee has weeded through 50 applications and selected its top eight candidates for a new vice president for university advancement.
University officials this week provided The Huntsville Item with a list of the top candidates for the job, which was vacated after Gary Bouse resigned and took a position at the University of Missouri.
Dean Lewis, who serves as chairman for the selection committee, said the candidates will be asked to respond to a series of questions via video. He said the 10-member committee made up of SHSU faculty, alumni and community leaders, will start viewing the responses Aug. 23.
Lewis said he expects the committee will choose three or five finalists for the position and they would be invited to the campus for interviews.
He said he expects the candidates will be selected in September and he hopes a new vice president will be in place by the end of the year.
The following are the top eight candidates for the position:
Lewis said he is pleased with the candidates and thinks the committee has some strong individuals to choose from.
He said the committee takes its job seriously, because the vice president position is vital to the university.
"(The position) is a comprehensive position in terms of its scope," Lewis said. "Basically the individual will oversee the marketing development of the university."
The candidate needs to be on the same page with the president, Lewis said.
"It will be important to see how well they blend with the president," he said. "They'll work very closely with the president in terms of being the marketing arm for the university."
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