RENO, Nev. – Three finalists for the presidency of the University of Nevada, Reno were chosen Thursday during a joint meeting of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ Presidential Search Committee and an Institutional Advisory Committee in the Ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union.
The three finalists are:
- Steven R. Angle, provost of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio;
- Rachel Toni Algaze Croson, division director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences with the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate;
- Marc A. Johnson, interim president of the University of Nevada, Reno.
The finalists will be invited to participate in a series of campus forums tentatively planned for April 13, 16 and 17, to allow faculty, staff, students and the community to meet them. Schedules for each candidate’s campus visit and forums will be determined and announced soon.
The three candidates were selected from a pool of five semifinalists. A sixth semifinalist, Sabah U. Randhawa, provost and executive vice president of Oregon State University, withdrew from consideration on Thursday morning.
The Presidential Search Committee includes six members of the NSHE Board of Regents. The Institutional Advisory Committee includes 11 representatives of the community and 12 representatives of University of Nevada, Reno faculty, staff and students.
The Presidential Search Committee engaged the services of William Funk, president of R. William Funk & Associates, as the consultant for the search process. The desired characteristics of the next president are summarized in the University of Nevada, Reno Presidential Prospectus, prepared after a series of open meetings with campus and external constituents and approved by the two committees.
It is planned that the two committees will reconvene at 9 a.m., April 18 in Lawlor Events Center to hear from the search consultant regarding the forums and conduct interviews with the finalists. At that meeting, the Presidential Search Committee may potentially select a candidate to recommend to the full NSHE Board of Regents for consideration.
The University of Nevada, Reno president reports to the chancellor of the NSHE, who holds an ex-officio, nonvoting membership on both committees.
More information about the Presidential Search is available here.
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Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students and is ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and with one of the nation’s largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.