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Presidential Search Advisory Committee narrows down applicant pool to 10


The Presidential Search Advisory Committee made significant progress in finding FGCU president Wilson Bradshaw’s replacement on Thursday, Nov. 10, narrowing the applicant pool from 103 to 10.
The committee chose 10 individuals from across the country to be interviewed on campus Nov. 17 and 18.
Paul Jarley, Ken Harmon, Karen Whitney, Daniel Heimmermann, Martin Abraham, Donna Henry, Roderick McDavis, Virginia Hardy, Irma Becerra-Fernandez and Helena Wisniewski were chosen by the committee to continue with the selection process.
Among the applicants are four women and three people of color.
Henry has worked with FGCU in the past, previously serving as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2013, and the Director of the Whitaker Center for STEM Education from 2004 to 2005.
Jarley currently serves as the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Harmon is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Whitney currently serves as the president of Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania.
Heimmermann currently serves as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Abraham is the Provost of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
Also from Ohio is McDavis, who currently serves as the president of Ohio University in Athens.
Hardy currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Becerra-Fernandez currently serves as the provost of St. Thomas University in Miami.
Wisniewski currently serves as the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska.
The committee will interview the applicants on Nov. 17 and 18 during one hour and 15 minute long individual interviews consisting of 11 questions. The interviews will be live-streamed onto the PSAC website.

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