TBR names four finalists for open TSU president job

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:59pm

The Tennessee Board of Regents has named one college dean and three university vice presidents as the four finalists for the open position of president at Tennessee State University.

The candidates, named by a search advisory committee, are Ainsley Carry, Glenda Glover, Bennie Harris and Candace Campbell.

Ainsley Carry is currently the vice president for Student Affairs at Auburn University; Glenda Glover is the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University; Bennie Harris serves as vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Lipscomb University; and Candace Campbell Jackson is vice president and chief of staff at the University of Akron.

Each prospective president is set to visit the TSU campus during the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 to meet with a variety of university constituent groups, including faculty and staff, students, alumni and the community.

A series of campus forums will take place at the Floyd-Payne Campus Center, and a detailed schedule for each finalist will be posted at www.tbr.edu and www.tnstate.edu when they become available.

Search committee members are also expected to participate in the campus meetings and gather feedback from constituents.

It will then be up to Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan to gather feedback from the committee and make a final selection for recommendation to the board. Final approval could come within a few weeks after the campus visits.

According to the TBR, the search committee screened 86 applicants. Eleven applicants were invited to meet with the committee, and nine were interviewed. The finalists were then selected from that group. The finalists’ resumes are available on the presidential search websites.