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ASU announces four finalists for position of associate vice chancellor, Academic Services

March 26, 2009 --  ASU has announced four finalists for the position of Associate Vice ChancellDr. Roger Abernathyor for Academic Services. The finalists include Dr. Roger Abernathy, formerly dean of the Division of Mathematics and Sciences at Orange Coast College; Dr. Felix Edoho, director and professor of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Lincoln University; Dr. Michael Prewitt, associate vice provost, University of Missouri-Columbia; and Dr. Donna Wood, associate vice president, Global Business Development Center at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

TDr. Michael Prewitthe candidates have been invited to campus for one-day intervDr. Donna Woodiews scheduled for Thursday, April 2, Friday, April 3, Tuesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 9.
Dr. Felix Edoho will be interviewed on Thursday, April 2; Dr. Roger Abernathy will be interviewed on Thursday, April 3; Dr. Michael Prewitt will be interviewed on Tuesday, April 7; and Dr. Donna Wood will be interviewed on Thursday, April 9.

Dr. Glen Jones, chair of the search committee, indicated he was pleased with the overall quality of the applicant pool and believes the four finalists possess an array of skills that would allow them to contribute significantly to the continuing success of Arkansas State University.

The associate vice chancellor for Academic Services serves as the initial academic point-person for all accreditation matters involving the university, colleges, and academic programs.  Further, the position serves as a resource for academic deans and department chairs on a wide array of issues and topics in addition to serving as the institutional liaison to the Higher Learning Commission.




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