Decision on new president expected by early July

June 12 2008

Maynard to serve as interim president

TERRE HAUTE • A new president for Indiana State University will likely be named by early July with an anticipated starting date in mid-August, Michael Alley, president of the ISU Board of Trustees announced today (June 12).

“We have had three very good campus visits with great participation by faculty, staff, students and the community. We are still receiving input from these groups and plan to take the time necessary to ensure the best results for this critical decision,” said Alley.

The three finalists for the presidency are David Belcher, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Daniel Bradley, president of Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va.; and Thomas “Tim” Hynes, vice president for academic affairs at the University of West Georgia. Each finalist spent two days on campus during the past two weeks in meetings with various constituent groups and being interviewed by the Board of Trustees.

The new president will succeed Lloyd W. Benjamin III, who announced his plans last summer to step down on June 30.

Alley indicated that he will recommend to the board at its June 20 meeting that Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jack Maynard serve as interim president until the new leader is in place.

“Provost Maynard will provide the necessary leadership during this transition. I anticipate the process will go very smoothly,” said Alley.

Media contact and writer: Teresa Exline, university spokesperson, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or texline@indstate.edu

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A new president for Indiana State University will likely be named by early July with an anticipated starting date in mid-August, Michael Alley, president of the ISU Board of Trustees announced. Alley will recommend to the board at its June 20 meeting that ISU Provost Jack Maynard serve as interim president until a new leader is in place.

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