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Finalists for University of Toledo presidency announced

The University of Toledo has announced its presidential finalists. Candidates who will be invited for campus interviews are:

•  Dr. Sharon Gaber, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas.

•  Dr. Christopher Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College.

•  Dr. Michele Wheatly, professor and senior adviser to the president at West Virginia University.













Calling the group of leaders outstanding, UT Board of Trustees Chairman Joseph Zerbey told the UT campus community in a letter Thursday that the most important part of the search was still to come.

“The most important part of the search will take place in the coming weeks and as members of the UT community, you will play a critical role,” Zerbey said, noting that UT plans to set up feedback opportunities through the presidential search website.

Zerbey said that itineraries for the candidates would be developed and published in the coming days.

“While here, they will meet with leadership from our faculty, students, staff and administration, learn about the campus, and participate in open forums where members of the UT community can come ask questions and hear about the candidates’ visions for this University’s future,” Zerbey said.

Zerbey also had praise for the presidential search committee.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to say how thankful we are for the input, expertise and guidance from faculty, staff and student leadership, as well as alumni, UT supporters and members of the community who served on the search committee.”

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Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Jan. 22, 2015)
NBC 24 (Jan. 22, 2015)
WSET Virginia (Jan. 22, 2015)
13 ABC (Jan. 22, 2015)
Morning Journal (Jan. 22, 2015)
13 ABC, FOX Toledo and WTOL 11 (Jan. 22, 2015)
The Blade (Jan. 24, 2015)

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