Top four candidates selected in UPIKE presidential search

Staff Report

PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that four finalists for the presidency have been selected. The firm of Greenwood/Asher & Associates conducted the national search, presenting a pool of 64 applicants to the Presidential Search Committee.

The candidates will meet with the campus community in a series of forums September 21-30. The campus will also have an opportunity to evaluate candidates and offer feedback through online surveys. The Presidential Search Committee will compile information and submit two finalists to the board of trustees for a final decision.

The four finalists are:

Burton Webb, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.

Drew Van Horn, Ph.D., vice president for institutional advancement at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C.

Michael Clyburn, Ed.D., dean of Carter and Moyers School of Education at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Allison D. Garrett, J.D., executive vice president, Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

“We believe all four candidates are well qualified to serve,” said Dan Stratton, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “The campus visits will give the university family an opportunity to meet the finalists and to provide the committee and the board with valuable input into the decision making process. Likewise, the candidates will learn more about our mission of service, distinctive programs and strategic vision for the future. We’re looking for the best person to lead this institution forward.”

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